Police searching for suspects who reportedly stole from woman’s car

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FLUSHING—Police were looking for individuals who allegedly flattened the tire of a woman’s car and stole her belongings in Flushing last week.

At about 2:50 p.m. last Friday, a 68-year-old woman parked her car in front of 25-17 Parsons Blvd., according to the police.

While she was away from the car, a man wearing a gray T-shirt, shorts and sneakers allegedly approached the car and punctured the rear passenger tire with an unknown object, officials said.

After driving a short distance, the woman discovered the flattened tire and parked the car in front of 25-03 Parsons Blvd. to change the tire, police said.

She was approached by a man wearing a light-colored shirt, white pants and a baseball cap and another man wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap, who offered their assistance, they said.

The men allegedly distracted her while a woman wearing a dress and sandals removed the woman’s purse, which had $1,175, a cell phone and several credit cards, from the car, according to the police. The suspects then fled.

A police spokeswoman said the investigation is ongoing.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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