March 31, 2021 By Allie Griffin
The police are looking for two teenagers who beat and pepper-sprayed a 26-year-old man while making a sale on a street corner in Astoria Sunday.
The two teenage boys and the 26-year-old had met up at around 5:40 p.m. on the corner of 29th Street and Newtown Avenue to exchange electronics. The three got into an argument, which quickly turned physical, police said.
The teens punched, kicked and pepper-sprayed the man and grabbed his Sony Playstation 5. They ran off with the Playstation, heading southwest on 29th Street, police said.
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital – Queens and was treated for minor injuries.
Police have released descriptions of the two suspects. The first suspect is described as dark-skinned, between 15 and 18 years old, and about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, green pants and black sneakers.
The second suspect is light-skinned, between 15 and 18 years old, and about the same height and weight as the other teenager. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the teenagers 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.