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CORONA — Police said a Corona apartment was the scene of a violent heist attempt Dec. 8, when a young woman apparently tried to set up her drug dealer.

Laura Stangenberg, of 18-10 21st St. in Astoria, told police she plotted with three men, who have not been apprehended, to rob Akiva Nimberger at his apartment on 43rd Avenue, according to a criminal complaint.

Nimberger, who was 19 at the time, was inside his apartment around midnight with Robert Terry and a 16-year-old girl when Stangenberg, 21, drove around the neighborhood with her accomplices, according to the complaint. She told police she pretended to go inside for a deal and left the door open behind her.

“I got to the car and told Jason the people inside were soft and on drugs and they should probably go easy on them,” she confessed to police, according to the complaint.

About two minutes later, two masked men entered the apartment, punched Nimberger and slammed him into a wall and knocked Terry unconscious, the complaint said. When Terry awoke, the two assailants were gone, and he and Nimberger went to the roof where they could see the 16-year old girl laying on the ground below, the complaint said.

She suffered a number of injuries after apparently jumping off the roof and was in stable but critical condition at a local hospital at the time the complaint was filed.

Stangenberg was arrested and arraigned on assault, attempted robbery and endangering the welfare of a child charges. Later that day, police searched Nimberger’s residence, at 51-47 Simonson St., where they found ketamine, cocaine, ecstasy, mushrooms, opium and more than $4,000 cash. He was arrested and arraigned on multiple charges of possessing a controlled substance.

Posted 8:25 pm, December 28, 2011
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Akiva Nimberger from Elmhurst says:
For the record I am not a drug dealer and never have had anything to do with the sale and distribution of illegal substances. I wasn't on anything at time this happened and a finger hasn't been laid on me since grade school. When I saw masked people coming up my building I immediately jumped over to the other side of the roof and went down the adjacent staircase and was the first person to assist in the firstaid care of the victim who had been thrown off my rooftop. What was not added on to the article was that everything that was found had no connection to me and was planted there by my antisemtic haters who have always been harassing my family. All charges were dropped when this fact became obvious. The way the facts are misconstrued in this article display inadequate research on part of the editors and are slanderous and have damaged the reputation of the above noticed. It indeed is sad how the victim is villianized in the eyes of the uninformed public and unrepairable damage is caused due to the lack of tact and thought. Akiva and Rob can be reached at akiva91@live.com for what happened in his side of the story if the article is to be edited to better portray the events of what actually took place.
Sept. 20, 2015, 5:40 pm

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