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Duo Rob Man After Selling Him $3,500 Worth of Gift Cards on Flushing Street: NYPD

via DCPI

Dec. 5, 2018 By Meghan Sackman

A 31-year-old man was robbed earlier this week after purchasing dozens of Macy’s gift cards from a duo of thieves who apparently set him up.

Police say the victim met with one of the suspects outside of 33-46 Farrington St. at around 7:24 p.m. on Dec. 3 to purchase roughly 30 Macy’s gift cards worth $3,500.

But moments after the transaction, a second individual arrived and approached the victim, lifting up his shirt to reveal the butt of a gun he was carrying.

The gun-carrying thief then stole the recently-purchased gift cards, along with cash and his phone, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

Both thieves then fled south on Farrington Street.

The first suspect is described as an Asian man approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, who was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweater and dark pants.

The second suspect is described as an Asian man around 5 feet 6 inches tall, and last seen wearing a dark hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket and glasses.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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Interesting. I wonder how that conversation went with the police?

“I went to buy three and a half grand worth of obviously stolen Macy’s gift cards. I completed the transaction and then out of nowhere this guy comes, flashes a gun and robs me.”


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