Yesterday, Saturday, July 20th, approximately 2:30 pm, a female on her way home from the laundromat on 57th Avenue at Mazeau Street in Maspeth was struck from behind as she was walking on Mazeau Street by the alley. She hit her head as she fell to the pavement. The perpetrators are described as male and female whites. The female did the robbery. A cell phone and credit cards were stolen.
Please try not to use your cell phone in public and be alert at all times. This incident occurred in mid-afternoon most likely because it was hot and no one was around. It was a crime of opportunity.
The detectives are currently investigating the incident.
I've heard there have been car break-ins in Middle Village. Please be sure to lock your doors, even if you park in your driveway, and don't leave valuables inside the vehicle.
If anyone has any information regarding the above, please reach out to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad.
Lastly, I've been getting reports from folks that lights have been flickering and customers scattered around our area are without electric. Please use your electric appliances sparingly during this heatwave.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association