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Teenager Arrested For Four Knifepoint Robberies in Corona and Elmhurst

Nov. 23, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan

A 17-year-old Corona man has been arrested for a string of violent robberies that took place in Elmhurst and Corona last month.

Alfonso Martinez, of 103rd Street, allegedly robbed three women and one man at knife-point during the last week of October, slashing three of the victims. He has been charged with four counts of robbery.

On Oct. 24, at 10 p.m., Martinez allegedly approached a 50-year-old woman in front of 94-08 40th Drive and held a knife to her neck. He forcibly removed her purse, valued at $1,600, and fled on foot toward Roosevelt Avenue.

At 10:32 p.m. that same night, he targeted a 41-year-old woman in front of 45-10 104th St. He approached the woman, took out his knife and stole her cell phone, according to police. He then slashed the woman’s upper arm and hand before fleeing.

Less than 10 minutes later, Martinez approached a 26-year-old woman from behind near 45th Avenue and 108th Street. He forcibly removed the woman’s purse and cut her forearm.

Four days later, the fourth victim, a 20-year-old man, was robbed at 98th Street and Corona Avenue. The suspect held a knife to the man’s neck, causing a small laceration, and stole the victim’s wallet.

The three injured victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment.

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JHeights my whole life

People like to describe a recently dead person as a 100% saint. Peralta pushed a bill to have young offenders to not be tried as adults in NYC. So they wouldn’t have a serious record keeping them from future employment. Now in non violent offenses I can understand being tried as a child. This particular offender should spend the next 20 years of his life behind bars in grown up prison.

Richie V Rabid Activist

Four counts of robbery ?
… three were slashed ?
How is that not assault
or attempted murder ?
… previous record ?
… resident ?
… drifter ?
Cut them off !


Is ok to just ask? Is “17-year-old…. Alfonso Martinez, of 103rd Street” an Anchor Baby or a Dreamer?

JHeights my whole life

There is that good old Queens racism I remember from childhood. This violent criminal deserves a long prison sentence in adult prison. But the fact that he is a Hispanic named Martinez or if he is a dreamer or anchor baby really doesn’t make a difference. Most American criminals are made in America.


This violent criminal should be punished as a adult.
No rehabilitation , no probation.
It’s probably not the first time this guy did this, he just got caught now.

TC on 32.

teenage criminals grow up to be adult criminals.
Bill DeBlasio wants to shut down Rikers Island and not give correction officers defence weapons against young inmates. These are not sweet little angels these are violent teens / violent criminals.

The Truth.

I blame the parents of these young thugs and I blame this Mayor for being soft on crime . Children that commit crimes like these should be punished as adults.


He should be beaten in prison by correction officers, and salt poured into the wounds. We have a lot of punks running around in Corona. Maybe Singapore has the right idea, 50 lashes with a whip would change them.


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