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Cops seek suspects in 2 robberies of men

The men shown in these surveillance photos are suspected of committing burglaries in Fresh Meadows and Flushing. Photo courtesy NYPD
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FRESH MEADOWS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding two men wanted in connection with two robberies in Fresh Meadows and Flushing this month.

In the first incident, a 58-year-old Asian man was followed into an elevator around 10:20 p.m., at 71-57 161st St. in Fresh Meadows, Jan. 12. by one of the suspects, who punched him in the head and took cash from the victim before fleeing on foot, police said.

In the second incident, an 86-year-old man was approached from behind by two men at around 6 p.m. Jan. 14 in front of 160-06 65th Ave. in Flushing, when the two men broke his arm and stole his wallet before fleeing, police said.

The muggers then deposited two bank checks stolen from the man, police said.

The first suspect was described as a black man in his 20s with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket and a gray hoodie, police said.

The second suspect was described as a heavyset black man in his 30s who was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket and a red hoodie, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to Crime Stoppers’ website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) and then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Steve from Queens says:
Can't you figure out who they are by the account they deposited the check into????
Feb. 2, 2012, 1:21 pm

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