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79-Year-Old Man Attacked and Robbed by Two Suspects in Jackson Heights Tuesday: NYPD

A 79-year-old man was allegedly mugged by two suspects in broad daylight in Jackson Heights Tuesday (Photos: NYPD and Google Maps)

Feb. 24, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A 79-year-old man was attacked and robbed by two suspects in broad daylight in Jackson Heights Tuesday, according to police.

The senior was in the vicinity of 81st Street and Roosevelt Avenue at around 4 p.m. when he was approached by the two perpetrators who pushed him to the ground, police said.

The alleged thieves then stole the victim’s wallet before fleeing on foot westbound on Roosevelt Avenue. The senior’s wallet contained around $1,000, police said.

The 79-year-old victim suffered minor lacerations and was treated for his injuries at the scene, cops said.

Police released video footage and images of the suspects wanted for questioning.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Tim Snow

Here we go again. More young black men beating and robbing the elderly. The news won’t typically even give an accurate description of the thieves and BLM and the African American community says nothing about it. It’s a disgrace beyond words. I read about this sort of thing at least several times a week and can see little to nothing is being done about it. When they do catch the thieves it’s typical to find out that they have a history of crime and violence and we are reminded of the revolving door justice system. Our DA has already stated that he won’t prosecute most crimes is it’s obvious why these crimes continue to rise.


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