One incident occurred on Maspeth Avenue near Martin Luther last night about 7:15 pm.. Four males possibly in their late teens or early twenties, one with a knife, attempted to rob an individual. Nothing was taken.
The second incident occurred on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street at approximately 7:30 pm last night. The description of the perpetrators was the same as the earlier incident. Four males possibly in their late teens or early twenties and one with a knife. A wallet and personal items were taken from the victim.
Detectives from the 104th and 108th Precincts are working the case together because of the descriptions of the perpetrators and the similar incidents that occurred in close proximity.
Be aware of your surroundings and only carry what you need!