A 22-year-old Flushing man has been arrested in a robbery that took place on May 19 in Flushing, police said.
Around 8:26 p.m., a 38-year-old man entered a room that he was renting at 132-06 Maple Ave. Once inside the room, the victim went to use the bathroom. When he exited the bathroom, two unknown men—an Asian man and a black man—were inside the room and one of them displayed a knife.
The black man punched the victim in the face, while the Asian man demanded the victim’s property. The suspects forcibly removed the victim’s backpack, iPhone 6 and wallet, which contained identification cards, credit cards and $30,000 in cash.
The robbers forced the victim to strip down to his underwear and then fled the location with the victim’s property, including his clothing. The victim sustained a minor injury to his face.
On June 6, police arrested Jeffrey Cen—who lives on 45th Avenue—inside of 37-05 Union St. in Flushing on robbery charges. The other suspect was described as a six-foot black man who is believed to be 25 years old and has a dark complexion.
GRAND LARCENY —
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual who is wanted in connection with a grand larceny incident that took place on May 18 at a pharmacy in Glen Oaks.
Around 8:17 p.m. inside of a CVS pharmacy, located at 254-05 Hillside Ave., an unidentified man used a 19-year-old man’s TD Bank card to make an unauthorized purchase of two $50 Amazon gift cards. The victim told police that he had lost his wallet earlier that day at Bayside’s AMC Bay Terrace 6 movie theater, and was notified of the charge when he contacted TD Bank to cancel his card.