The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals in connection with a grand larceny incident on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Duane Reade located at 35-06 Broadway in Astoria.
At approximately 1 p.m., police from the 114th Precinct reported that two individuals approached an 86-year-old woman and without her knowledge, took her wallet containing $40 cash and an Apple iPhone. The second individual shielded the other while he took her belongings.
The first male is described as having a light complexion, short brown hair, medium build with one leg. He was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt, light colored camouflaged hooded jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers and using crutches.
The second is described as a male with light complexion, short dark hair with a stocky build. He last seen wearing a light-colored sweatshirt, blue jeans, a Puma baseball cap, black sneakers, a dark colored jacket and wearing eyeglasses.
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 Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.