Three men rob Astoria business at gunpoint: NYPD

Cops said these three suspects are wanted in connection with the armed robbery. Images courtesy NYPD
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ASTORIA — The NYPD was reaching out for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in connection with a gunpoint robbery, police said.

According to the NYPD, two black men and one Hispanic man in their 20s entered a commercial location at 35-09 24th St. in Astoria March 2 around 1:15 p.m. carrying cardboard boxes.

After going inside, they demanded money from a 78-year-old man inside and then fled with an unknown amount of cash, police said.

Minor injuries were reported at the scene, the NYPD said.

Police said the suspects were all wearing hoodies and jackets. The lone Hispanic suspect displayed a firearm, the NYPD said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public could also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by sending tips via text message to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Posted 12:00 am, March 18, 2013
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lou from fresh meadows says:
All 3 wearing hoodies.Hoodies=Trouble.Stop and frisk would of helped here.
March 18, 2013, 11:32 am
Chris from QB says:
It's cold outside moron. People are allowed to wear hoodies in the winter. What you wanted to post but didn't is that they were 2 black men and a Hispanic who wore baggy clothes as well right?? I guess in your eyes anyone wearing a hoody is about to commit a crime..
March 18, 2013, 4:47 pm
Well it looks like they did commit a crime. Stop and frisk people with hoodies and we can prevent these lowlifes from doing it again.Chris look at mostly all robberies here in NYC and every picture they post is someone with hoodie.So go back under your rock and live in dream land.
March 20, 2013, 8:15 am
dave from bayside says:
u people are afraid of hoodies?how pathetic!! just say what u REALLY mean
March 29, 2013, 2:41 am

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