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Suspects Posing as DEA Agents Beat, Kidnap and Rob Man in LIC: NYPD

A group of suspects posing as federal agents kidnapped a man in Long Island City last month. They then beat and robbed him before abandoning him in Glendale, police said Thursday (Photos: NYPD and Google Maps)

Sept. 9, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A group of suspects posing as federal drug agents kidnapped a man in Long Island City last month — before robbing him and abandoning him in Glendale, police said Thursday.

The incident took place on Aug. 10 at around 3 a.m. when the unidentified suspects — riding in a black Chevrolet Camaro — approached the victim on Dutch Kills Street and identified themselves as Drug Enforcement Agents.

The suspects then displayed firearms, before punching the victim and striking him with their guns, according to police.

Video of the incident — which took place on a dead-end street — was released by cops Thursday. It shows the victim, 31, attempting to run away from the suspects.

The video then shows the 31-year-old being apprehended by one of the perpetrators, who grabs the victim by the neck and hauls him back in the direction of another suspect, who appears to get out of the Chevrolet.

Another vehicle, believed to belong to the victim, was being driven by a third suspect and appears in the shot. The vehicle quickly stops, and police say the suspects covered the victim’s head and forced him into his vehicle.

The vehicle then speeds off and is quickly followed by the Chevrolet, the footage shows.

Police say the suspects then drove the man as far as 88th Street and Myrtle Avenue in Glendale before dumping him on the street.

The assailants allegedly stole the victim’s wallet, which contained about $1,700 dollars and a debit card, as well as his cellphone, police said.

The 31-year-old suffered bruising and lacerations to his face and was transported by EMS to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.

The video released by police also shows two of the suspects riding in an elevator. Police say all of the suspects involved in the incident were wearing masks.

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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/
The unidentified individuals are described as males wearing masks.

The kidnapping took place at a dead end and across from a parking lot filled with NYPD vehicles (Photo Google Maps)

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Gullible Republicans believe in myths, fairytales, invisible gods and conspiracy theories

Wouldn’t be surprised if they were real law enforcement. They’re all corrupt!

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John

In terms of crime, it feels like things are going backwards in time. But it still isn’t as bad as the 1970s/80s as progressives tell us.

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Sean

It’s the CELL PHONE AND SECURITY CAMERAS documenting everything these days. Nothing to see here folks. Keep it moving. Queens is safe. Now go back to work, use the subway and pay your bills.

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XXX

Long Island City was better off when it was full of factory workers. Redevelopment has brought a kind of violence never reported here before.

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Gullible Republicans believe in myths, fairytales, invisible gods and conspiracy theories

Xxx- You obviously don’t know the history of LIC “hamburger hardware”

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Minor Offenses

If arrested, they will be release in no time. Just because they didn’t kill the victim. It was just kidnapping and robbery, minor offenses to the eyes of the NY judicial system. For them, these thugs deserve a second chance.

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