Police searching for trio behind theft of $8,000 worth of construction tools in Astoria

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Three men sought in Astoria burglary of construction tools worth approximately $8,000. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is asking the public to assist them in their search for three males connected with a burglary on Friday, Aug. 12, when two individuals forcibly entered 25-15 36th St. in Astoria, stealing construction tools totaling an approximate $8,000.

After the two men stole the equipment at approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, the third unidentified individual stayed in the vehicle, before they all fled in a gray trailblazer heading eastbound on Astoria Boulevard, police said.

The first individual is described as a Black male who was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing and a yellow construction hat, according to authorities. Police say the second suspect is also Black and was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing, an orange construction hat and an orange vest. The third suspect was Black and was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.