Thief pushing baby carriage steals wallet, $2K

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A 24-year-old victim is short one wallet and $2,000 after a tricky thief took it from her backpack.

Authorities say that on Wednesday, August 31, at approximately 5:39 p.m., video surveillance shows the victim browsing inside the Forever 21 store at 40-24 College Point Boulevard.

The video shows another woman, pushing a baby carriage, following closely behind. The suspect, pictured on the left, then stole the victim’s wallet, which had $2,000, from her bag.

The suspect then ran away from the scene. No injuries have been reported.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

Flushing YMCA gets $230K to renovate lobby


It sure is fun to stay at the YMCA, especially with a new lobby.

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Ron Kim have allocated a total of $230,000 –  $105,000 from Stavisky and $125,000 from Kim – to the Flushing YMCA for lobby renovations.

The money will allow the organization to redesign its entrance to improve traffic control and have more open space. It will also have a service-friendly front desk.

Stavisky and Kim joined Jen Silvers, executive director of the Flushing YMCA, to celebrate on Tuesday.

“The YMCA is a family staple in the Flushing community where dozens of people of all ages come for a variety of activities,” Stavisky said, “such as swimming lessons, after school programs and exercise classes.”

“Flushing’s YMCA has always been a pillar of our community, and it also happens to be a kind of second home for me,” Kim said. “I grew up in this district, and have many fond memories of coming here after school or on the weekends to stay alive, meet friends, play sports, and generally stay out of trouble.”