ROBBERY – Police are searching for two men who were caught on a surveillance video robbing a 49-year-old woman in Flushing in early January.
The victim was walking home along Colden Street near Cherry Avenue when two men she did not recognize approached her, pulled out a black handgun and snatched her purse, which contained an iPhone S cell phone, credit cards and $800 cash, police said. The suspects fled northbound on Colden Street and then westbound on Franklin Avenue.
The victim’s credit card was later used without permission at a Speedway Gas Station on Northern Boulevard the following day. The suspects have been described as adult black males, one of whom was wearing a green hooded ski jacket with black stripes and black jeans, while the other was dressed in a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
GRAND LARCENY – The city’s Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect involved in a grand larceny at a Flushing dental care office in December.
On Dec. 23, the suspect entered walked into a rear office at Preferred Dental Care, located at 164-10 45th Ave., just before noon and removed a box that contained approximately $1,600 worth of surgical glasses, police said. The suspect then fled the establishment in an unknown direction.
Police described the suspect as a white man with a beard who was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, dark colored coat, blue jeans, multi-colored scarf and light colored sneakers.