2011-11-02 / Front Page

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Compiled by LIZ GOFF

Hunt For Astoria Houses Shooter
Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who was seen carrying a gun, moments after a man was shot on October 24, outside the Astoria Houses.
The suspect was spotted inside an elevator moments after a 26-year-old man was shot in the right leg and left foot, police said.
The victim was on 27th Avenue, in front of the housing project at about 7:50 p.m. when the shooting occurred, police said.
He was taken to Cornell Hospital where he remains listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The Hotline is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Update On August Robbery
Police at the 114th Precinct last week released new information regarding an August 26, 2011 Astoria robbery.
Cops said the suspect confronted a food deliveryman at about 10 p.m. at the corner of Main Avenue and Astoria Boulevard and threatened the victim with his fist.
The suspect is described as a black male, 16 to 19 years old, with a medium build. He was wearing a black T-shirt and camouflage shorts at the time of the attack.
Police said the suspect swiped $120 cash from the victim’s pockets before speeding away on a bicycle.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

Two-Alarm Blaze At Astoria Home
A fast spreading fire gutted the interior of a home on 38th Street near 30th Avenue in the early morning hours of October 22.
Fire officials said the blaze started at about 1:45 a.m. in the basement of the two-story home and quickly spread to the roof. More than 200 firefighters responded to the call, fire officials said. The blaze was determined under control at 3 a.m., fire officials said.
Residents were able to escape from the house without injury, an FDNY spokesperson said. No firefighters were injured while battling the blaze.
Red Cross workers were at the scene offering shelter and assistance to the displaced residents.
Fire marshals are investigating to determine the cause of the blaze, the spokesperson said.

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