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Man Robs Teens at Knifepoint Near 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue Station: NYPD

Location of Robbery (Google Maps) and Picture of Suspect (NYPD Crimestoppers)

June 5, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

Police are searching for a man who forced two teenagers out of the 74 Street-Roosevelt Avenue station at knifepoint on Monday and then robbed them nearby.

The suspect approached the teenage boys (a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old) in the mezzanine area of the station around 11:36 a.m. and asked them to follow him out on to the street.

Police say the teens initially refused but the suspect exposed a knife and forced them to follow him to 41-05 74 Street. The suspect then forced the teens to hand over their cell phones and $20 total in cash.

The suspect then fled in an unknown direction on foot.

Police describe the suspect as black, between 20 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue du-rag, a white tank top, blue sweatpants, white sneakers, and he had a dark colored shirt slung over his shoulder.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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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JHeights my whole life

Know your role who you think you talking to? I lived in JH my whole life and that goes back 4 decades. That’s why my name is JHeights my whole life. When did you get here?

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JHeights my whole life

So follow an armed robber to a dead end street that’s your plan? More likely than not the robber wouldn’t have chased them because that would attract attention to the robber. When a guy pulled a box cutter on me and demanded my money on 76th street and 37th road I ran top speed into the middle of Roosevelt Avenue and then towards the train station he only followed me half a block and gave up. He didn’t want the attention of looking like he’s chasing someone. So what’s your plan if that happens just give it up and maybe they’ll leave me alone. I bet you would tell one of those little girls who gets groped on the 7 train just let the guy touch you and he’ll go away when he’s done. Don’t scream and don’t run. Nice plan Oscar.

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David

Whole life- Talk about going off track and putting words in someones mouth. I’m not a “know it all like you” but know enough that every crime is unique in circumstance participants and nature and not to paint every crime with the same brush.

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JHeights my whole life

Dave all I am trying to say is that people should have some kind of plan for these type of events. Don’t just walk around thinking it can’t or won’t happen to you. Those kids followed the guy for 2 blocks because he showed them a knife. If they would have been told by their parents or teachers what options they have they might not have gotten robbed.

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Lex

Live around the corner from Dumblasios new hotel turned homeless shelter on Queens Blvd.. ever since that thing opened my car has been broken into twice..

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Pa Ingalls

Please stop disrespecting the real men in the world by stating that this scum bag is a man. Real men don’t do things like this.

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mps

Real gangsta. Robbing two kids. Goes back to his grandma’s apartment and brags about his crime of the century.

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SuperWittySmitty

Most likely this has nothing to do with homelessness. Your post is really sad and it’s a shame you have nothing else going on in your life but this sort of thing. Seriously, try to get something going to distract you from this pent-up anger of yours.

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JHeights my whole life

Hey robber du rags have been out of style for almost 20 years. And to the kids who got robbed why did you follow him to a dead street. The second you hit the sidewalk you should’ve both ran in different directions. He can’t chase 2 people. Also parents teach your kids what to do in these kinds of situations because yelling help, police just doesn’t work.

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Oscar

wow you so smart know so much you unsympathetic baboon – what if one kid ran and the other got knifed?

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JHeights my whole life

Oh yeah one more thing Oscar I lmow you said I am so smart sarcastically. Meaning I am stupid but atleast I know how to use capital letters, punctuation and non run on sentences. Check out Zoni language center on 82nd street thry can help you with that. I believe in you. You can do it.

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Daniel Zabolotny

They should of had pepper spray or something but in the heat of the moment even if one has pepper spray people freeze up and are caught off guard

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Agreed--racists are always the same demographic

Agreed, racists are usually Trump Lovers.

Or did you mean something else? The majority of arrestees are white…

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