Gang of robbers targeting Asians in Queens: NYPD

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JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11) — Police are looking for a group of robbers who may be behind a series of attacks on Asian people.

Police believe two to four attackers are responsible for five violent robberies in Jamaica, Queens.


One of the suspects was caught on surveillance video.

In each incident, the group approaches an unsuspecting Asian person, punches the victim, takes their property — including phones, credit cards and cash — and runs away.

The first attack happened shortly before 9 p.m. on April 10 near near 126th Street and Liberty Avenue.

The group has been linked to at least four other robberies at these times and locations:

  • 5 a.m. April 19 in front of 125-04 Liberty Ave.
  • 5:20 a.m. p.m. April 21 near Liberty Avenue and 125th Street
  • 10:45 p.m. April 30 in front of 104-09 126th St.
  • 12:20 a.m. May 15 near Rockaway Boulevard and 113th Street

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.



  • Jay

    If the economy doesn’t get any better, things are only going to get worse in these kind of neighborhoods. I understand prices are cheaper in such areas but Whites and Asians should stay away. You stand out like a sore thumb in these areas.

  • Abdon

    If you are white or asian and you see black guys late at night, cross the street or turn back. Avoid as best as you can.

    • Ray

      If these punks had such a mission, then they'd be in China rather than targeting American men AND women for the color of their skin.

      These thugs are nothing but racist, violent filth that doesn't deserve to live in a democratic society.

  • Ace

    God dammit. Why is always a black person? we shouldn't have to walk in fear in our own streets.

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