A 17-year-old young man was mugged near Queens and Jane at 11:40 in the morning on Tuesday. A man wearing a disguise approached him from behind behind and demanded his belongings; the suspect pulled out a pellet gun and stole the victim’s cap and sunglasses.
The victim ran away, but a second suspect, also wearing a disguise, approached and attempted to hit him. Both suspects struggled with him. The victim again escaped, but, while doing so, was shot in the face with a pellet by one of the suspects.
The victim was taken to hospital and was discharged.
Queens and Jane is becoming a crime hotspot. This is the sixth daytime mugging there this year. All six follow the same pattern: a group of young men approaches and demands the belongings, usually the cell phones, of the victim(s), usually in the hours right after school.
Police describe the suspects as: male, white, 17-20 years old, 5’7”-5’9”, 150-169 pounds, medium build.