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Two Suspects Follow Man into Sunnyside Apartment Building, Beat and Rob Him: NYPD

The suspects and 45-38 40 St. (NYPD and Google Maps)

Aug. 21 2020, By Michael Dorgan 

Police are searching for two suspects who beat-up and robbed a 23-year-old man in Sunnyside last month.

The two perpetrators followed the man into an apartment building at 45-38 40 St. at around 1:40 p.m. on July 30 and attacked him, according to police.

The suspects punched and kicked the man repeatedly before stealing his bag that contained $10,000 cash. They also made off with his cell phone, house keys and his shirt.

The 23-year-old suffered a fractured nose and was transported to Mount Sinai Queens by EMS.

The first suspect is described as a black and being around 25-years-old. He has a heavy build and was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, a blue shirt and black pants.

The second suspect is also described as black and around 25-years-old. He was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, a light-colored baseball cap, a black shirt, pink shorts and white sneakers

Police released video footage of the suspects taken during the alleged incident.

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

 

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Sara Ross

Blacks are killing more of each other than the police are but yet nobody is protesting that! Where is Rev publicity hound Sharpton? Where is Eric Adams? Same neighborhoods in Queens, all of the Bronx and Brooklyn are where crimes are being committed. This past weekend there were 45 shootings! First thing is find out where the hell the guns are coming from and use the cameras to find the owners of the cars where people are shooting from. Lots of license plates from the south, NJ, PA, FL, etc. in NY. Maybe Chewbacca can start another task force and have his worthless, do nothing, hair style has gotten old already, wife be in charge of it.

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Ricky

I think they should ask local supermarkets if they recognize them. Maybe they used the same bag to shop for food instead of paying the 5 cent fee.

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Caroline

This type of crime is nothing new for the neighborhood. A couple of years ago my neighbor was robbed after coming home from the bank. They followed her into her building, pushed her to the ground and grabbed her purse. SHe had over $4,000 in cash that day and suspected that they must of followed her from the bank. It was around the holidays and she was going to use the money to give to her College grandchildren.

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Anonymous

The guy is smoking a cigarette, can’t they get his dna from that and arrest these two..

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Tanya

Lol. They wld only do something like that if one of them was robbed. Anything else is mainly up to residents to call in or the suspects turning themselves in. I submitted security video when they stoled my bike but they did nit release it to to the media.

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jmurphy

You need to know the players, perpetrators and victims. How else are you going to solve the initial crime itself let alone the factors related to the “root” causes of this type of behavior?

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Councilman - we need your help

Jimmy Van Bramer – Please help, can you help organize a private security company for Sunnyside? I hear LIC is getting one to help them protect against people leaving litter and making noise?

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LIC DIRECT

This neighborhood going to sh*t I see these new neighbors walking around talking to themselves, giving you the dirtiest look, looking in our backyards, resentful that your grilling BBQ cooking in your yard, just angry and wanting to take what is yours what you earned by working hard, sweat of your brow. We chose not to get hooked smoking crack, getting high we worked hard Now this Mayor and Jimmy Van Bramer are responsible for all this, especially JVB who is the primary suspect – the result – angry street people dumped in a residential neighborhood warehoused in crappy hotels shelters with no kitchen commiting crimes in our neighborhood.

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LIC Direct

I doubt you could afford it, but Sure, Private Sale, No brokers, No commission. Present a letter from your bank that you have financing preapproved and at least 20% to 25% down-payment in cash, I’ll get my attorney to speak to your attorney draw up a contract. Otherwise other option which was offered would be leasing to the Department of Homeless Services so they can place a half-way house in the Nabe by-passing community board notification. The other option was selling to a Chinese investor who buying homes throughout the neighborhood, he’s hoarding cash and will create a boarding house rent to 20 unrelated people creating mounds of garbage further destroying the neighborhood further.

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David

Read the article again:

“The suspects punched and kicked the man repeatedly before stealing his bag that contained $10,000 cash.”

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Guest

David shut up. While it’s truly stupid to carry around that much money, you don’t know why he withdrew that much, maybe he is getting ready to move and leave this country and take his cash with him overseas. Non of your business, what should be your business is call your politician and complain about this.

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Caroline

Guest – If you’re leaving the country you should execute a foreign exchange and wire the money. Anything over $10K undeclared is illegal. Notice I could post information and not get rude about it.

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He could have had the money in a bag within his apartment.

Still, who allows someone following them INTO their building and then apartment????

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David

Anonymous- Take a remedial reading class. “ The suspects punched and kicked the man repeatedly before stealing his bag that contained $10,000 cash.”

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Ria

Someone who went to the bank to withdraw money because they are moving or pay bills paying cash. Lots of people i know offer cash to pay rent or even get a discount. Just like when i paid my dentist. I got a 10 percent discount for paying in cash when i needed dental work. All i am saying is that it is possible. I also get cheaper quotes with contractors when i tell them that i am paying in cash for household repairs.

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Sunnysideposthatesme

The point that’s going right over your head..is that people dont get attacked with large amounts of money unless they KNOW that person is carrying large amounts of money

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Not now.

My mortgage bank is basically closed so I have to call them to pay (don’t trust the postal service, had my account fished out of the boxes too many times) AND my stupid bank is from 1987 when they don’t consider your bill paid until the check from YOUR bank clears!!! So you can pay on time according to you but you’d still get a late fee because the money didn’t officially make it back to them until about a week later.

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True warrior

They deff don’t fit the neighborhood. Maybe it’s that girl grace who does all those BLM protest who’s bringing that crowd. Hey at the end of the day she lives in the neighborhood.

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old as dirt

something not right w this…23yr old carrying a bag containing $10K in cash?? attacked mid-day – some kind of set up or those 2 thugs hit the mugging jackpot

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Guest

Or these thugs are around us, living in who knows which hotel, loitering near the bank, following people who look like a good target to steal their money if they notice they withdrew a lot of cash? If you got 10k in cash, make sure you don’t go alone, go with a friend, or pack some heat.

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Comedy Gold

Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

Sunnyside Has some of the nicest criminals, right Jimmy. That’s again JVB for all you are doing to help encourage crime
I’m so glad I voted for U. Will you join the pro criminal or any 108 march tomorrow

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#wheresjimmy?

And yet our two local Dem “leaders” Emilia and Jesse or whatever his name is, hate on the police! do those two “leaders” even live here????

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jmurphy

Hashtagger- Robert Holden doesn’t respond to every crime committed in his district why should democrats? You’re like a broken record. Get a life.

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The bad, old days are back

Regarding the perps: Just remember. Their lives matter.

Hopefully now they can go buy a loaf of bread.

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Stop with the social worker talk.

They are the most anti social people on the face of the Earth! Social workers can’t cure a problem stemming from a lack of proper upbringing. What’s done is done.

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