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Police Search for Suspect Who Mugged Man in Forest Hills at Gunpoint

Suspect (NYPD) and 108-05 70th Ave. (Google)

Oct. 5, 2018 By Tara Law

Police are searching for an individual who mugged a man at gunpoint on a Forest Hills street Wednesday.

Police say that the suspect approached the victim, a 59-year-old man, outside of 108-05 70th Ave.–near 108th Street– at around 5:35 a.m. 

The suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded that the victim hand over his property. 

The victim complied and handed over his cellphone and wallet, which contained $200 in cash and four credit cards. The suspect then hurried off south on 70th Ave. 

Investigators discovered that the suspect used the credit cards at two stores in Manhattan later that morning. 

Police describe the suspect as a dark-skinned male in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a red du-rag, a white shirt with red lettering on the front, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards 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). 

 

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Natalie

The 112 precinct is a joke and does nothing to prevent violent crimes in the neighborhood. Crime in Forest Hills is rising, but the police are more worried about writing parking tickets.

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Art

Well, back in the days, this suspicious looking hoodlam walking in a nice neighborhood at 5:35 would cause a patrol car to pull over and check on him/ pat down. Now, police are afraid of their own shadow. Profiling works!

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fArt

Yeah who cares about constitutional rights, or the fact that the vast majority of stop & frisk victims were innocent?

If I cared about civil rights or logic, I’d never have voted for Trump in the first place!

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COCED

ikzektly! it’s my constitutional right to have a gun and use it to get what i need. and i need your wallet and your phone.
anyway, it’s all Trump’s fault

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Sarah Ross

The KGB cameras attached to the ugly buildings in the area had to have caught something.

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