Flushing college student reported missing by cops

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FLUSHING - Police are looking for Samiya Haqiqi, a 26-year-old student from Flushing who disappeared on her way home from college last weekend, Detective Robert Samuel said.

Samuel said Haqiqi, of 45-66 159th St. was from Afghanistan, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 128 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He said she left by car from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn., Friday at 2:30 p.m. after her classes and was reported missing Monday.

Her car, a 1997 black Volkswagen, was found by family members near Northern Boulevard and Marathon Parkway, but a detective involved with the case declined to specify when the vehicle was discovered.

The detective said there were no substantial leads and family members declined to comment.

Anyone with information should call detectives at the 109th Police Precinct at (718) 321-2294.

Three men stab, rob trio in Briarwood

BRIARWOOD - A robbery victim was in stable condition at Mary Immaculate Hospital after being stabbed in the chest following a party early Saturday morning, Police Officer Chris Cottingham said.

Cottingham said the robbery occurred around 2:30 a.m. outside of 143-13 85 Drive when three partygoers heading for their car were approached by three males in a gray vehicle.

Cottingham said the men - one armed with a knife, another with a gun - left the vehicle, stabbed one victim, pistol-whipped the second and assaulted the third before fleeing the scene.

Cottingham said the stabbing victim was taken to the hospital but the other two victims refused medical treatment at the scene.

Cottingham did not know if anything was taken from the victims, but he said the investigation was continuing.

Pomonock man hurt in fall from window

FLUSHING - A 44-year-old man was in extremely critical condition following an accidental fall from his second-floor window in Pomonock Friday night, Police Officer Chris Cottingham said.

Cottingham said Robert Rivadenyra, of 167-09 Metcalf Ave., was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens following the fall, which occurred around 9:45 p.m.

Cottingham said the fall had been deemed an accident.

Flushing HS counselor charged with assault

FLUSHING - A city Board of Education counselor assigned to Flushing High School was charged with third-degree assault following an alleged dispute with a woman, Police Officer Lee Ann Tracy-Ader said.

Tracy-Ader said the suspect, 52-year-old Richard Bloom, worked at Flushing High School.

There were no further details on the incident.

16-year-old girl punched in Floral Pk.

FLORAL PARK - A 16-year-old girl was punched in the face by a 20-year-old man after she refused a ride from him, Police Officer Cheryl Cox said.

Cox said the incident occurred at 9:20 a.m. Friday near the intersection of 270th Street and 89th Avenue as the victim was heading for school.

Cox said the man pulled up to her in a blue jeep, asked the victim if she wanted a ride and when she refused, punched her.

Cox said no arrest had been made and the incident remained under investigation.

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