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Police search for two men who used a firearm during Astoria robbery Sunday

Police are looking for these two men who allegedly displayed a handgun while robbing a man in Astoria early Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria are looking for two men who brandished a gun during a robbery early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. while a 39-year-old man was walking near the intersection of 38th Street and 29th Avenue. Two unidentified men approached him, displayed a handgun and demanded his property, police said.

The two men forcibly removed the victim’s jewelry and personal property and fled eastbound on 28th Avenue in a dark-colored sedan. There were no injuries, according to the NYPD.

Photo courtesy of NYPD

The two men were captured on surveillance cameras. Police released images showing one dressed in a short-sleeved polo shirt with dark shorts and white sneakers. He was wearing a baseball cap backward.

The second man had multiple tattoos on his forearms and he was wearing a dark T-shirt and shorts, and distinctive shiny dark sneakers.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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