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NYPD: Robbers Beat Man With Cricket Bat, Steal $100 from Him in Woodside

Nov. 13, 2017   By Nathaly Pesantez

A pair of robbers beat a man with a cricket bat in Woodside on Friday before stealing money from him, police said.

The incident happened on Nov. 10 at around 2:10 p.m., when a 35-year-old man sitting in his car at 37th Avenue and 61st street was wrenched out of it by two men, police said.

As the victim was pinned down to the ground, one of the men struck the 35-year-old with a cricket bat, police said. The robbers then made off eastbound on 37th Avenue with $100 belonging to the victim, according to police.

The 35-year-old, left with minor injuries, told police that he recognized one of his robbers.

No arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon, police said.

37th Avenue and 61st Street in Woodside.

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Anonymous

What’s going on with Sunnyside and Woodside? They are getting worse by the day. Have been living here for almost 15 years and it’s the first time I am considering moving further East. Ugh…

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Oppressed Masses

For the few of us who are left, prepare to defend yourselves with a hurling stick. A hurling stick will beat a cricket bat any day of the week, just ask the limeys.

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TheWoods

There isa new Bengali restaurant on the corner and a Bengali/Indian catering hall up the block. Most likely a dispute rather than a random robbery.

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KB

Cricket ? Well it’s no Hispanic crime for once. They don’t play cricket. Unless it was the day laborer who robbed the racket out of jerrys garage

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TheWoods

What is horrible about it? It’s actually a very quiet block. Playbill is right there and so are many private homes and businesses.

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grasshopper

This can’t be a simple robbery if they didn’t get his car. Must be some kind of loan dispute? Any names? Are these people Indian descent? Who carries around a cricket bat, it’s like if it was hockey stick I’d call the robber Canadians or Alaskans or Minnesotans or something, so nothing against particular group here.

I hate this kind of police reports, I hope you guys actually follow up and get the true story so woodside/sunnyside doesn’t look like wild west (or wild asia pacific in this case) with people cricketing each other in the middle of day for mere $100.. Proper cricket bats worth more than that.

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Tony Smith

Horrible. The Brinks building is on the corner with major cameras. I hope they catch the guys quickly.

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America’s past time

This story sounds suspicious…not all is being explained here or told here by this person who said he was robbed by two people with a cricket bat…

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