12 THE QUEENS COURIER • MAY 17, 2018 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
police beat COMPILED BY EMILY DAVENPORT AND ROBERT POZARYCKI
LIC, Maspeth, Sunnyside &
Stabbing suspect sought
Police released photos of a suspect who
stabbed a 25-year-old man multiple times
with a sharp object near the Sunnyside/
Law enforcement sources said the attack
occurred at 7:30 a.m. on May 6 at the corner
of 47th Street and 48th Avenue.
According to authorities, the assailant
approached the victim and displayed
what was described as a cutting instrument.
He then used the foreign object
to stab the victim four times in the back
before fl eeing the scene.
Th e motive for the attack
remains unknown and under
investigation, sources familiar
with the investigation said.
Th e victim was taken by
private means to Elmhurst
Hospital and was listed in stable
condition. Th e incident
was later reported to the 108th
During their investigation,
police obtained two grainy
images of the suspect connected
to the attack. Cops
describe him as a Hispanic man between
25 and 30 years of age.
Anyone with information regarding
the assault or the suspect’s whereabouts
can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
(for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit
the Crime Stoppers website, nypdcrimestoppers.
com, or send a text message to
274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All
calls and messages are kept confi dential.
College Point, Flushing and
Gun-toting duo robs
man in Flushing
Cops are looking for an duo who robbed
three men at gunpoint on a Flushing
According to police, at 3:10 a.m. on
May 8, three men (ages 24, 25 and 28)
were at the corner of Dowling Street and
33rd Avenue when they were approached
by two unknown men. Th e suspects
displayed a fi rearm to the victims and
demanded their property.
Law enforcement sources said the
crooks took $150 in cash from the
24-year-old man; three gold chains, an
iPhone and $800 from the 28-year-old
man; and two gold chains and $100 in
cash from the 25-year-old victim.
Following the incident, the suspects fl ed
the scene in a black BMW X5 northbound
on Downing Street.
Anyone with information in regards to
this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s
Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS
(8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA
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Bus-riding creep groped
girls in south Queens
Police need the public’s help in fi nding
a man who groped two teenage girls
while riding buses in Queens last month.
Law enforcement sources said the fi rst
incident occurred at 1 p.m. on April
20, when the creep boarded a Q113 bus
heading southbound on Guy R. Brewer
Boulevard and sat down next to the
18-year-old female victim.
When the bus stopped to let passengers
off at the corner of 147th Avenue
and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in
Springfi eld Gardens, authorities said, he
grabbed the young woman’s buttocks.
At 3:30 p.m. that same aft ernoon,
police said, the suspect boarded a Q111
bus at the corner of Parsons Boulevard
and Archer Avenue in Jamaica and
struck up a conversation with a 15-yearold
girl who boarded with him. He then
proceeded to grab the girl’s buttocks.
Fearing for her safety, authorities said,
the girl departed the bus at the corner of
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and Mathias
Avenue in South Jamaica.
On May 13, police released security camera
footage of the suspect boarding a bus.
Cops described him as a black man between
40 and 50 years of age with short dreadlocks
and a beard, standing between 5 foot 8 inches
and 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighing
between 150 and 180 pounds. He was last
seen wearing glasses, a purple scarf around
his neck and head, a three-quarter length
tan trench coat, tan slacks and sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding
the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to
call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
(for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA).
Forest Hills & Rego Park
Cops catch F.H. mailbox
theft in progress
Queens’ mail theft problem reached a
new low last week.
Offi cers from the 112th Precinct stopped
three men whom they caught red-handed
stealing a blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox
from a Forest Hills street corner early
on May 11.
According to police, the theft occurred at
about 3:10 a.m. at the corner of Yellowstone
Boulevard and 67th Road.
Members of the precinct spotted a
30-year-old man working in concert with
two unidentifi ed males to move a USPS
mailbox into the rear of a gray 2004 Honda
Odyssey. Th e offi cers approached, and two
of the suspects fl ed the scene on foot.
Th e offi cers took the 30-year-old man
into custody; law enforcement sources did
not have immediate information on his
role in the attempted theft .
Th e NYPD Patrol Borough Queens
North shared the news on Twitter on May
11, posting an astonishing picture of the
mailbox — still in the back of the culprits’
minivan in the 112th Precinct’s Forest
Hills parking lot.
Cops across Queens have been battling
mail theft for many months — although
most bandits have taken to using makeshift
devices to fi sh mail out of the boxes
rather than stealing entire mailboxes.
Last week, the 112th Precinct arrested
two individuals who allegedly stole mail
out of a U.S. Postal Service box in the area
of 63rd Drive and Booth Street in Rego
Th e USPS, at the request of local lawmakers,
has begun installing security
devices on the mailboxes to prevent further
Following Friday’s bust, 112th Precinct
Community Council Heidi Harrison
Chain took to Facebook and publicly
thanked Deputy Inspector Robert Ramos,
the precinct’s commanding offi cer, “for
assigning the extra offi cers” during the
midnight tours to help combat mail theft .