You are reading

Three Men Wanted for Posing as Cops in Botched Attempt to Steal Firearms in Astoria: NYPD

The three suspects wanted for questioning (NYPD)

April 29 2020, By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for three men who allegedly posed as cops in a failed attempt to steal firearms in Astoria earlier this month.

On Tuesday, April 14 at around 12:35 p.m., three suspects broke into a residential dwelling in the vicinity of 12th Street and 30th Drive, police said.

The suspects– who believed that there were guns in the house– told the occupants that they were police officers and demanded to know where the firearms were located, according to the NYPD.

The suspects failed to find the firearms and fled the scene without taking any property, police said.

One of the suspects (NYPD)

The three assailants were last seen fleeing on foot toward 12th Street.

The first suspect is described as black, around 40-years-old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and of medium build. He was last seen wearing a black zippered hooded jacket with a white logo on back, black jeans, white sneakers and a white face mask.

The second suspect is described as black, around 35-years-old and around 6 feet 1 inches tall and also of medium build. He was last seen wearing a black zippered hooded jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers with white soles, and a blue surgical mask and gloves.

The third suspect is the shortest of the trio standing at around 5 feet 6 inches tall. He is described as black, around 35-years-old and with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, light-colored jeans, white and black sneakers and a black skull cap.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of the suspects wanted for questioning.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Anyone with information 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

email the author: [email protected]

5 Comments

Click for Comments 
Beatrice

They are trying to get guns off the streets. Something cops are afraid of doing. To me they are heroes!! Thank you.

Reply
Critic Al

I’m most afraid of the “american american” community. Thanks for letting us know you are a racist.

1
4
Reply
Jenny

I have a guard dog. But the CDC just announced that pets should also social distance. Do not let your pets interact with other pets or other people. I’m so worried now.

6
2
Reply
call it what it is

while everybody else is trying to be a good citizen and do their part during these tough times the thugs in the american american community see it as an opportunity to commit more crime now that the police force are under strain. yea yea call me a racist i dont give a shit. at least i am being honest

29
2
Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams explained that the school lost nearly a quarter of its students at the height of the pandemic due to the economic effects of the lockdown on low-income Queens households.

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization.

Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of community engagement by participating in one of two cohorts. The first will be made up of high school representatives between the ages of 13 and 17, while the second cohort will be comprised of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.

Raga sworn in as first-ever Filipino American elected to the state Legislature

More than 300 community members attended the historic inauguration of Assemblyman Steven Raga as the first Filipino American elected to office in New York state.

Many who attended the swearing-in event at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park wore traditional and cultural attire to the event at the building that once housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations from 1946-50 until its current home in Manhattan became available for the world body.