Police looking for man that groped teenager

Police are looking for a light-skinned man in his early 20’s that reportedly grabbed a 16-year-old girl’s buttocks in Flushing.

According to DCPI, the victim was walking in front of 138-12 60th Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. on November 17, when the man approached her and attempted to engage her in conversation. When she attempted to leave, the suspect grabbed her and then fled the scene.

Surveillance video of the suspect inside a nearby deli just prior to the incident below, courtesy DCPI:

77 year old man loses leg after being struck by hit-and-run motorcyclist



Min-Tsu Lin was engaging in his routine morning stroll when he was struck by a motorcycle on Parsons Blvd. near Rose Ave. in Flushing about 5:45 a.m., the Daily News reported.

The cold-hearted cyclist left his wheels and fled on foot after the accident, police said.

When first responders arrived, the senior was lying in the road unconscious. He was knocked out of his shoes and lying in a pool of his own blood. The upended blue motorcycle lay about 100 feet away, witnesses said.

Lin was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Queens with critical injuries, officials said.

“His right leg had to be amputated and he has bad bruising,” the victim’s son, Tom Lin, 43, told the Daily News. “He hasn’t been conscious.”

The motorcyclist is still being sought by cops.



Lamborghini worth $450K stolen in Flushing

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Wkimedia/Arnaud 25

How does one go about successfully stealing an eye-catching $450,000 white Lamborghini Aventador convertible?

The Michigan-based firm Pinkerton has launched a private investigation into the missing vehicle that was stolen outside of the Al Oerter Recreation Center on October 28. They are offering a $100,000 reward for anyone who can provide information on the location of the car.

They are worried that the car might already be shipped off to a foreign market in either Asia, Russia, South America, Africa or the Middle East.

“With an exotic car like that, you can’t sell it here and you can’t drive around in it,” Chris McGoey, a private investigator and expert in crime and loss prevention, said to Fox News. “The only option is to ship it overseas, somewhere that nobody really checks on registration of cars.”

Oddly, the NYPD have no police reports regarding the missing vehicle and the car’s ownership hasn’t been identified.

Someone has clearly watched one too many ‘Fast and Furious’ films.

Police looking for alleged Flushing burglar

The suspect, according to DCPI.
The suspect, according to DCPI.

Police are looking for a man they say robbed a commercial office last week.

On Oct. 28 at about 7:30 p.m., police say a man – described as as a male in his 40’s who was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black head cover and sweatpants – entered a commercial business at 132-15 41st Ave., through a rear window. Once inside, he allegedly removed a computer, iPhone and about $300 in cash from the desk in the reception area.

The office was unoccupied so nobody was hurt, as a result of the alleged burglary.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

New bike tour promises international food under the 7 train

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If you’d like to sample a slew of Queens’ most diverse foods, but still keep in shape, you could join the Queens Bike Initiative on a bike tour that stops for various foods along the 7 train route.

The special “Cycle the #7” tour will be led by Joe DiStefano, a longtime food writer and expert, and will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The group, designed for bikers of all skill levels (as long as you are comfortable on a bike), will start the tour at John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City and end at the Food Court in Flushing. Pit stops include Ecuadorian food carts in Corona, Turkish markets in Sunnyside, as well as stops to sample Tibetian, Japanese and Filipino cuisines.

The Queens Bike Initiative is hoping that the tour will help garner support for their plans and petition for bike lanes connecting parks in Queens.

Tickets for the tour are $30 each and include food. There are 15 spots available and you can purchase tickets here.