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Thief Pistol-Whips Man on Corona Street, Steals Backpack in Robbery Spree: NYPD

Suspect in Corona/Flushing robbery pattern (via DCPI)

Jan. 23, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

A man was attacked and robbed on a Corona Street last month as part of a violent robbery pattern that police say spans to Flushing, with one suspect sought.

The victim, 41, was near 112th Street and 39th Avenue on Dec. 27 when the attacker approached and pistol-whipped him at around 2:20 a.m., according to police.

The thief then pointed his gun at the victim at demanded, in Spanish, all of the victim’s property, eventually stealing the 41-year-old’s backpack and cellphone.

Just an hour later, the thief made his way to Flushing, where he used his gun to hit a 54-year-old man in Summit Court and Sanford Avenue and steal $400 in cash from him at around 3:20 a.m.

Two more attacks took place in the Flushing area on Dec. 29 and Dec. 31, where the thief struck two men over the head at around 5:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m., respectively.

The thief stole an iPhone 5 belonging to the 28-year-old victim of the Dec. 29 attack, who was sent to the hospital to treat a face laceration.

The 47-year-old victim in the Dec. 31 incident saw a gun pointed to him after being struck in the head, but did not have any property stolen.

The suspect behind the four incidents is described as black, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 185 pounds, and between 18 to 24-years-old.

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

You’re going to get what’s coming to you robber. Karma can be quite painful. Also your gun is probably not even loaded or maybe even fake. You could’ve just taken the bread and bounced but you had to pistol whip people during the robbery for no reason at all. Just to be extra violent for nothing. And you face is all over security cameras and the 109 and 110 are looking for you and Queens North don’t play. Some master criminal you are. So my prediction you’ll be in the slammer before Summer hits and I hope you hate it because you ain’t about that jail life.

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JHeights my whole life

You just explained what is wrong with karma, buddhist expert. You’ve probably never been a victim of a violent crime. But if you were I guese you deserved it. You probably blame sexually abused children and rape victims. According to your belief all victims are to be blamed for what happens to them.

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