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Crime & Cases November 16, 2012  RSS feed

GUNMEN SOUGHT FOR F. H. STICKUP

Took Victim For Ride To Get More $
by Robert Pozarycki


The sketch of one of two bandits who robbed a man in Forest Hills at gunpoint last Friday. The sketch of one of two bandits who robbed a man in Forest Hills at gunpoint last Friday. Armed with a silver handgun, two bandits robbed a 33-yearold man in Forest Hills and then tried to force him to withdraw cash for them from ATMs last Friday night, Nov. 9, law enforcement sources said.

Both suspects remain at large as of press time, and the NYPD released on Sunday night, Nov. 11, a sketch of one of the crooks involved in the caper.

He is described by authorities as an African-American male between 25 and 30 years of age, standing between 5’10”- and 6’1”-tall and last seen wearing a dark green jacket, blue jeans and black boots.

The second suspect reportedly concealed his identity by wearing a mask.

According to police, the stickup took place at 8 p.m. last Friday at an undisclosed location in Forest Hills, which is patrolled by the 112th Precinct.

Reportedly, the 33-year-old male victim exited his vehicle when he was approached by the two robbers. Law enforcement sources said one of the suspects displayed a silver firearm and demanded the victim’s property.

After taking undisclosed items from the man, police stated, the crooks then forced him back inside of his vehicle. They then reportedly drove the victim to another location and ordered him to withdraw money from an ATM on their behalf.

When the victim was unsuccessful at the first location, authorities noted, the bandits drove him to a sec- ond store to make another attempt. Instead of withdrawing cash, police reported, the victim entered the shop and called 911 for assistance.

Seconds later, authorities stated, the crooks fled from the scene inside the victim’s automobile.

Members of the 112th Precinct responded to the incident. The victim was not injured.

The case was presented to the 112th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the holdup or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the 112th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-520-9250 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter details, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.