2017-08-09 / Features

Help Apprehend Food Delivery Robbery Suspects

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two men who attacked and robbed three food deliverymen in separate incidents in Astoria and Long Island City over the last four weeks.

Police said in each incident the men called in an order at a fast food shop using a fake phone number and waited for the victim.

When the deliveryman arrived, one of the men approached from behind and placed him in a chokehold, robbed him and fled with the food.

The first incident occurred on July 6, when the suspects called for a food delivery to a residence at 33-21 13th Street in Astoria.

The second attack occurred on July 18 when the suspects attacked and robbed a 50-year-old deliveryman outside 11-52 30th Road in Astoria.

The most recent attack occurred at about 9:40 a.m. on August 3, when the suspects lured a 46-year-old deliveryman to a building at 38-59 9th Street in Long Island City. When the man arrived, one of the suspects put him in a chokehold, stole $200 cash and two credit cards from his pocket and fled with the food.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.—Liz Goff

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