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Police Seek Two in Forest Hills Mugging

Man was forced to drive through neighborhood to withdraw cash at gunpoint.

Police are seeking two suspects in a mugging at gunpoint that took place in Forest Hills earlier this month.

On Friday, Nov. 9, two men approached a local resident as he was getting out of his car. They brandished a silver handgun and demanded money. 

After the victim handed over his cash, the two men forced him back into his vehicle and made him drive to an ATM and told him to remove more money. When the ATM denied the request, the suspects forced the victim to drive to a store where they thought he would be able to use his debit card to get cash from the register.

The suspects left the victim alone inside, where he was able to call 911. The two men fled in his car in an unknown direction.

One suspect is between 5'10" and 6' tall, wearing a dark green jacket, blue jeans and black boots and is between 25-30-years-old. A police sketch is attached.

The other suspect was wearing a mask at the time of the incident. 

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips at the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

J. Jones November 16, 2012 at 02:35 PM
You really should say WHERE in Forest Hills this happened, so that we can be more wary in the right places.
John November 16, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Such political correctness is laughable. Height, weight, approximate age, and clothing worn are hardly adequate descriptions for criminal suspects. Are they black, white, latino, asian, or biracial? We deserve better descriptions of such animals.


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