Police said that they are searching for three men who are wanted in connection with a robbery that took place on Aug. 2 in Astoria.
Around 3 a.m., a 21-year-old woman opened the door of a commercial building on Steinway Street at 34th Avenue after three unidentified men knocked on it. Once inside, one of the men grabbed the victim by wrapping his arm around the back of her neck and placing his hand over her mouth. He then pushed her away from the door, grabbed her by the neck, made her take a seat and produced a knife.
The second and third suspects searched the location unsuccessfully for cash. The men removed the victim’s purse and her three cell phones—a pink iPhone, green Samsung and black LG. The men restrained the victim with a bed sheet and fled. The victim, who was not injured, free herself and went to another nearby commercial location, where she called the police. In surveillance photos from the scene, one of the men can be seen wearing a do-rag.