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61-Year-Old Man Beaten With Firearm During Attempted Robbery in Jackson Heights

Suspect wanted for beating a 61-year-old man with a firearm during an attempted robbery in Jackson Heights April 25 (NYPD)

May 2, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

A 61-year-old man was bashed in the head with a firearm during an attempted robbery in Jackson Heights last week.

The victim was walking in the vicinity of 81st Street and 35th Avenue at around 5:30 a.m. on April 25 when he was approached from behind by a man displaying a firearm.

The suspect asked the victim for money and the 61-year-old man said he had none. The suspect then struck the man multiple times in the head with the firearm and then fled eastbound on 35th Avenue.

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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Michael

I’m a senior living in Jackson Heights. Whenever I’ve been approached by an aggressive panhandler, I’m always prepared. I keep a $5.00 bill in my pocket. It’s worth the $5.00 not to be verbally abused and intimidated. One should never open their wallet. An elderly man in Corona recently did this and the young panhandler grabbed the wallet and ran.

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Jorge Colon

Yes, it seems that many of these crimes follow this pattern. It’s almost always Black on Black, Black on White, Black on Asian, Black on Gay, Black on Immigrant etc violence. It is walking like and quacking like a duck.

And yet Mayor Dandyman Adams peacocks around town blaming “ghost guns” and fictional white supremacists.

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JH4Life

I hope the victim recovers from this horrific incident. I hope the NYPD catches the perp and our revolving door justice system keeps him behind bars. What are our elected officials and police at the 115th precinct doing about the uptick in crime in the area? The perp doesn’t look like a JH resident. What was he doing here at that hour? The area used to be safe until the city dumped a bunch of drug addicts and mentally ill “into the community”. Frightening times.

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Javier

Its amazing that every suspect photo is a person who’s non-white.
If it walks like a duck and acts like a duck……… yet everyone is “innocent”.

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