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Police Search for Man Wanted for Questioning Following Woodside Murder

July 17, 2014 Staff Report

The police are searching for a Hispanic man for questioning following the murder of a 56-year-old man that took place in Woodside in June.

The police are seeking the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the man, described as around 30 years old and about 5’6″ to 5’7″ in height.

Roberto Martires, 56, was killed after being struck in the face in front of 69-04 Roosevelt Avenue at 12:10 am on June 21. He died on June 24 at Elmhurst Hospital from the injuries he sustained from the assault.

The man wanted for questioning was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and dark colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to text their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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June 21st this crime happened! July 17th we are seeing a sketch of the suspect!!! Really??? Why not give him more time to escape???


I see ten to fifteen people a day that look like this guy up on Roosevelt Ave Usually with some type of motorized bicycle or scooter type vehicle and a can of Mexican piss beer in his hand..Perhaps the Chicago White Sox hat will flush him out.


I’m with Stan K. Walking through doughboy park in the mornings is like walking through an Hispanic bedroom! I’m not being racist or generalizing, I’m being brutally honest! Don’t believe me ….take a walk @ 6.30am… I dare you!

luke bryan

guy draws prett damn good. NYPD got themselves some talent. My question is, if he puts on a different hat, mets for example, are we gonna ever catch this guy?


@Crane: Umm I don’t ever remember seeing on the news or anywhere for that matter any police released sketches to the media that has “other” alternative possible sketches in any case.

As for the “Hispanic” assumption, I don’t know why you are so defensive about it. They make an educated guess based on descriptions given by witnesses or camera and how they describe them, which was probably based largely on skin tone color as that is what we see first. Obviously just skin tone alone isn’t enough to say he is hispanic, but descriptions need a starting point especially since sketches are in black and white.


Oh and I must add, where are the pictures of him without beard, short hair, without hat, etc.. I thought they usually draw few variances in case guy tries to hide himself. Was the crime not serious enough have multiple drawings?


Did they hear the guy talk? How do they know he was Hispanic, this picture looks nothing like Hispanic. This is the guy who killed the Filipino driver, right? What a shame on this day and age we still cannot have a clear picture of these suspects, yet when someone does anything against government or plot some “attack”, suddenly their pictures are all over the place. They magically seem to find their images going back days or weeks. When some poor guy gets punched to death, we have to look at cartoon drawings of some lowlife who is probably long gone from this city, state or country. Michael Corleone style, kill, get lost, come back few years later, continue being a lowlife.

Stan K.

It’s not the park they don’t only patrol it’s pretty much the whole Sunnyside Woodside area. Now they have out of school hipsters drawing portraits for them so they never have to get out of the car.

Celtic Bark

If this guy wants to avoid the cops at all costs, he can just hide out in Lou Lodati Park 24 hours a day. Apparently, they never go near the place.


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