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NYPD: Two people robbed at gun point near Kaufman Cinemas

Individual NYPD seeks to identify in connection to the robbery.

July 28, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Three men robbed two people at gun point just blocks from the Kaufman Astoria Cinemas last week, according to the NYPD.

The victims, a 28-year old man and a 20-year-old woman, were walking past 36-21 33rd Street at 3:10 a.m. on July 22 when three men came up to them, one with a firearm, and demanded their belongings, police said.

The male victim handed over his items to the perpetrators, who then fled northbound from the scene in a dark colored car.

The victims did not suffer any injuries.

The three individuals are described as male, 20-years of age, black and with dark complexions.

The NYPD has released a surveillance photo of an individual regarding the robbery, and are asking the public for assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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18 Comments

MRLIC

While I agree with most of ready To Move Out’s post, Fare beating is definitely a crime and should not be tolerated at all. There are people who pay and it not fair to them. Urinating while ugly is not a crime in my book. There are many reataurants that won’t let you use their restrooms unless you buy something. Try and find a restroom on the subway. Just saying ….. It is worse to step in Dog Doo when people don’t clean up after their pampered pets.

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Anonymous

The reason for a lack of public restrooms are because they are a magnet for deviant sexual behavior, drug use, crime, and the homeless inevitably turn them into their personal dormains. Every single subway station in NYC has a bathroom and they are all locked shut for the reasons stated. Even with the lack of public restrooms one can always find a restroom in a pinch and using a little planning one shouldn’t have to pee in the street. It’s disgusting and a quality of life issue.

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MRLIC

I see it very often urinating behind a dumpster or a car. I even saw someone right out in the open into the street. He did look homeless though. Yes, I know why the restrooms are locked. You don’t always find one in a pinch. I disagree wholeheartedly. If you know where you are going in advance, sure you can plan ahead. I am talking about all of a sudden needing one. It is not that easy. People want you to buy something you may not even want.

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gotta go

Try being pregnant (or post delivery when your bladder control is shot), sick, or otherwise over-hydrated in certain parts of our fair city. Sometimes you have to swallow your pride and urinate somewhere that isn’t an official toilet. Alternatively, everyone with a bathroom emergency could just soil themselves and sit next to you on the train. IMHO, that;s more disgusting.

ps – drugstores (the chains like CVS) also often have restrooms you can use if you ask.

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Ready to move out

What’s most hurtful is that civil order and its enforcement by the police is being virtually broken down, because of ludicrous, and actually patronizing, political correctness. When the message being given is “you can get away with it,” chaos and violence is just a step away. The police has been repeatedly attacked, called racists, by our leaders and media, and made afraid of taking anyone on in order to enforce the law. Why would anyone risk loosing their job, their pension, and even reputation? You learn to look the other way, as a cop. It’s now virtually legal to urinate in the streets, to jump a turnstile to avoid paying a subway fare. What message is this giving to young people and to the police?

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but...

you make a good point, but remember to look at both sides – they have just released police cam footage from another state where the cops didnt know their body cams were on, and they were giggling while they planted evidence against people. There are always at least two sides to each story, if not 3. Police have certainly been attackedinto not acting at all, but they may have brought some of this wrath upon themselves. Sucks when a few bad apples ruin it for the rest of the group.

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Ilija

Its new york city you all need to calm down. This is normal

Did you think a bunch of fancy over priced condos were going to make the neighborhood safe? No.

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Rudy

This was normal when Dinkins was Mayor, it is no longer socially acceptable. Just a heads up.

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stella

I won’t be out at 3. a.m. ever……..too afraid of something like this………..we need more police……..DiBlasio what are you doing for us?

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Anonymous

We have enough police, some simply need to do their job as too many cops just look to collect a paycheck without doing much work. We also need to support them and understand policing means dealing with bad people and violence is an aspect of the job. Police sometimes need to be aggressive and physical and that’s fine. At 3 am if you drive around looking long enough you can find a patrol car with its cops sleeping, that should never be. More cops, no, we pay enough taxes, just get the dead weigh in the department moving.

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Lenny The Barber

*Every sunnysider commenting on every post* ITS BECAUSE OF THE HOMELESS SHELTERS IN THE AREA!!

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Jesse

Don’t blame it on homeless. What would homeless do with money? Buy shelter. No apartment ever let them in. So money is no factor. They’ll rob for a sandwich.

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