Authorities released footage today of a frightening robbery that occurred a few weeks ago in Flushing.
Police say that on Saturday, January 7, at approximately 10:55 p.m., two unknown suspects approached a 49-year-old woman walking home near Colden Street and Cherry Avenue.
As they approached her, one of the suspects displayed a black handgun. Then they forcibly (as you can see in the video) removed her purse, which contained an iPhone, credit cards and $800 in cash.
They fled northbound on Colden Street onto Franklin Avenue.
The woman was not physically injured from the incident.
The suspects later used her credit card at a Speedway Gas Station at 97-11 Northern Boulevard in Corona. Authorities say they used it just a few hours later, at 12:41 a.m.
Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.