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Robber Shot 43-Year-Old and Stole His Backpack in Corona: NYPD

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A robber shot a 43-year-old man in Corona Sunday and took off with the man’s backpack.

The unidentified perpetrator approached the victim from behind at about 3:50 p.m. near Horace Harding Expressway and Calloway Street, police said.

He then knocked the man to the ground and shot him once in the abdomen, before snatching the man’s backpack. The backpack contained clothing and food, police said.

The NYPD described the suspect as a dark-skinned man who was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a light-colored mask, a black shirt, dark plants and dark sneakers.

The police did not have information on the condition of the victim.

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. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Why isn’t the second amendment enforced in this state? Criminals will always find a way to harm the unarmed. It’s time these sissy’s in Albany start allowing citizens to arm themselves for situations like this.

Martin B.

Wtf?! “ ..a dark skinned man “?? He’s Black! Why can’t you just say so? are you so @#$& PC that you can’t / won’t even report the color of his skin? Yes, Black lives matter does justice which to me anyway, involves giving an accurate description of the suspect, I don’t know if it’s the NYPD’s description or an edited version of your paper, but.. common sense and accurate reporting should override any sensitivities which come into play here.

You asked for it.

Defund the police department, shut down Rikers Island, take out the security guards in the schools.

DeBlasio city 🐀

Is anyone really surprised ?
violent crime will be going up , vandals will destroy public & private property.


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