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Knife-Wielding Man Follows Woman into Sunnyside Apartment Building and Steals Her Purse: NYPD

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Jan. 10, 2022 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a knife-wielding man who followed a woman into her Sunnyside apartment building Saturday night and then robbed her.

The suspect allegedly followed the woman, 28, into her building—located in the vicinity of 43rd Avenue and 51st Street—at around 8:50 p.m. Saturday.

The man then pulled out a knife and demanded her property. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s purse that contained her wallet, cash and jewelry with an estimated value of $2,000.

The suspect then fled the location on foot. The woman was not injured.

Police have released photos of the suspect and video footage taken from the location of the robbery.

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).

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For the first time in my life i witnessed people walking out with a bunch of items at a local pharmacy and that alone caused me to worry. Yes i saw it happening all over social media but its so different when you witness or experience a crime in person. The workers just stood there while a man and a woman casually pushed their way a crowded doorway during the middle of the afternoon with the store full of people. Workers just looked on and did nothing and when i suggested someone call the police a worker said that cops do not care unless thieves use a weapon or cause injury to others. Its a different neighborhood than the one i grew to love. And yes many do not care until they are witness or the victim. Hope the victim above is treated fairly and gets the justice she deserves when the suspect is caught.


people don’t steal for fun. people steal because they don’t have the means. if you see someone stealing food or supplies from a big box retailer, no you didn’t. large companies account for losses; things expire, packaging that gets damaged in transit gets tossed because it’s not good enough to sell, people steal discretely, kids open things by mistake, etc, etc. Some people are privileged enough to pay for everything they want and they can afford it, others not so much.

as far as stealing from mom and pop shops and this kind of robbery, it’s 100% not okay, so don’t get me wrong I’m not saying the above to defend the guy who did this, but I do believe you’re comparing two things that are not at all the same.

Thou shalt not steal

Urbo- Your post is so naive and uninformed. As a retired law enforcement official I can assure you people do steal for fun and people with “means” out steal people without “means”. In the 80’s I arrested turnstile jumpers with thousands of dollars in their pockets. This current wave of groups of people stealing from stores is a lucrative organized black market “gold mine”.I’ve arrested people who were in the act of teaching their children the art of free money. Stealing is a crime and should be treated as such.


is there a black market for toiletries? I can agree with what you’re saying when it comes to high cost items, but you’re not going to really find those at a pharmacy, so my point still stands.

at least we can agree that the biggest thieves are the people with means.

also, are turnstile jumpers really criminals? why were you looking in their wallets? i have so many questions. I read a statistic the other day saying that the average police officer makes 1 felony arrest a year, the arrests you’re referring to sound like a huge waste of resources that probably ended up costing WAY more money than whatever the token fare was back then.

Thou shalt not steal and this applies to theft of service

Urbo- Look at the group of teens who attacked a woman on New Years Eve and a man who came to her aid, on a J train in Bushwick. The man who pushed a woman to the ground on canal Street, while he tried robbing her sons bag. The woman ultimately died of her wounds. The man who beat up and attempted to rape a model at 34th street Herald Square. All the perps for these crimes and nearly every other crime in the subway system, were photographed and video taped entering the system evading the fare. Fact! Tell the victims of these and other crimes,arresting a fare beater is a waste of time. Ice cream, razors, deodorant and other things being ripped off at Rite Aid, CVS and other retailers have been appearing on EBay. Fact! So obviously there is a black market for toilet tries. I once arrested a fare beater in Brooklyn who had a warrant for a double homicide he committed. You sound pretty naive. Just to let you know, everyone who is arrested is frisked.

Attention Urbo

For people who don’t have the means , stealing is still stealing, AKA a crime. Some how these same poor people have the money for Jordan’s and Canada Goose jackets.Since the start of the pandemic, I have seen too many young people kids stealing. I am a mixed race person and it does not give me any pleasure to say these things, it’s just a fact.


People don’t steal for fun? Most criminals are opportunists and use every excuse in the book to justify their actions. Case in point, the peaceful protesters who looted high end stores last year. If they were hungry, wouldn’t they steal food and not Louis Vitton bags? It’s going to be more rampant now a days with lax liberal laws and reluctant DAs who won’t prosecute. And your sorry excuse as they don’t have the means is ludicrous. Keep pumping excuses for criminals. “It’s ok for them to steal from these stores because theyhave insurance.” Disturbing liberal mentality protecting criminals and disregarding victims. What type of warped mentality do you have? Stealing is stealing. There are consequences to both stealing from large retailers and mom and pop stores.

The real gardens watcher

I know there are some kids in Sunnyside gardens children of professionals who were on a crime wave stealing from
Friends and neighbors
They did it for fun and hid behind lawyer parents
Their neighbors know who they are

Remember all those Black people that rioted at the US Capitol?

They were beating police with “Blue Lives Matter” flags. Oh sorry, they weren’t Black, my mistake!




But he is still Black. So many Black people commit crime that we have to change the laws to keep them out of jail. That is the truth and not racist. It will not change until the culture is changed where crime is not accepted amongst Black people the way it’s not accepted amongst other groups. The huge majority of Black people are not criminals in this city but the huge majority of criminals are Black. Enough already.


Of course all accounts of this robbery can’t offer a description of the criminal because it’s politically incorrect. My guess is that if he’s caught he spends a day in jail and gets released under the new DA’s plan of not prosecuting any crimes below murder.

There is stupid then there is Fox stupid

Tim – This crime was committed in Queens the “new DA” represents Manhattan.


But but but, I thought crime was down according to Big Bird DeBlasio and some of the leftie tools on this website. I’m giving Eric Adams three months to improve the city. We need the ability to have a recall on elected officials.


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