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Man Wanted for Attempted Robbery at Gunpoint Near Astoria Houses: NYPD

The suspect and 8-51 Astoria Blvd. (NYPD and Google Maps)

Sep. 14, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a suspect who attempted to rob a 39-year-old man at gunpoint near the Astoria Houses NYCHA complex last month.

The alleged assailant approached the victim on foot outside 8-51 Astoria Blvd. and pulled out a handgun and demanded money at around 10 p.m. on Aug. 30, according to police.

The victim claimed that he didn’t have any cash and the would-be robber then fled the scene, police said.

Cops said that no property was stolen, no shots were fired and the victim was not injured during the incident.

Police released video footage of the suspect 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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