Suspects sought in gunpoint robbery of elderly man

Police are searching for these three men who robbed a 78-year-old man at gunpoint. (NYPD)
Police are searching for these three men who used cardboard boxes to gain entry into a location where they robbed a 78-year-old man. (NYPD)

Police are searching for three men who robbed an elderly man at gunpoint in Queens this past weekend.

The suspects entered a commercial location near the corner of 24th Street and 35th Avenue in Astoria at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Saturday carrying cardboard boxes, police said. Once they were let inside, one of the robbers displayed a firearm and the suspects demanded money from the 78-year-old victim. The victim complied and the men fled with an unknown amount of money.

Two of the suspects are described as black males in the 20s. The suspect who held the gun is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s. They were all wearing a hoodie and a jacket.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.



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