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ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with robberies that occurred within the 114th Precinct, police said.
According to police, a black male between 20 and 25 years old and weighing roughly 165 pounds approached a 27-year-old white female near 35th Avenue and 36th Avenue Sept. 14 around 10 p.m. before punching her in the face and stealing her iPhone.
A similar incident occurred Sept. 15 around 6 p.m., when the suspect approached a 23-year-old white female near 24th Street and 28th Avenue, where he punched her in the face and stole her iPhone before fleeing, police said.
On Sept. 17 around 8:10 p.m., the suspect approached a 24-year-old white female and a 27-year-old white female near 39th Avenue and 31st Street, said he had a firearm and demanded their iPhone and Galaxy phone before fleeing, police said.
Police said none of the victims requested medical attention.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, by submitting tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 and entering TIP577.
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