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Armed robbery across from police defunder Tiffany Cabán’s office

Two brazen thieves on bikes robbed a gaggle of individuals eating exterior a modern Queens cafe — which is situated throughout the road from the workplace of Councilmember Tiffany Cabán, a serious supporter of defunding the NYPD, cops and witnesses stated. 

The masked males wearing all black rode up on the sidewalk and pointed weapons at prospects who had been enjoyable exterior the Below Stress Espresso Bar on thirty first Avenue in Astoria at round 3 p.m. Tuesday, police and witnesses stated.

“Fingers up, don’t transfer” they barked on the victims — and stated that in the event that they did transfer, they’ll “shoot,” two workers who witnessed the incident instructed The Publish. 

“Two individuals got here on bikes they usually pointed their gun exterior and took some chains and bracelets from some individuals exterior,” one of many employees, who declined to share their title, stated. 

The armed robbery was done by two thieves on motorcycles.
An armed theft befell at a espresso store throughout the road from the workplace of Councilmember Tiffany Cabán.

One other employee stated a few dozen individuals had been exterior of the espresso store when the theft occurred and referred to as the incident “f–ked up.” 

Nobody was injured, however the crooks took bracelets and chains from an unknown variety of individuals. They fled north on thirty first Avenue and had been nonetheless at massive Thursday.

The gun-play on Caban’s doorstep comes after she printed a letter in February criticizing the NYPD for sending an anti-gun unit to the 114th precinct, which covers the world.

“Our district is already house to a number of the highest stop-and-frisk charges within the metropolis,” she wrote. “Now we can even need to take care of the unit that, regardless of containing roughly 5% of the power, dedicated practically 1/3 of all police murders within the 20 years earlier than it was [previously] disbanded.”

When the primary worker was instructed about Cabán’s calls to defund and disband the NYPD, he broke into laughter and referred to as her a “clown.” 

“I ought to go speak to her,” he stated. 

“Is she critical? She‘s going to defund the police? Ha! She obtained no good purpose, bro.”

Crime in the city has continued to rise this summer.
Cabán is a serious supporter of defund the police.
BRIGITTE STELZER

He referred to as on police to “discover” the lads chargeable for the theft and “forestall this from taking place” once more. 

The espresso store, the place an order of chilly brew prices $4.50, is about 140 ft away from Cabán’s workplace, the place staffers refused to talk to The Publish in regards to the incident. 

“She isn’t right here proper now. She’s presently in a gathering,” a employee stated when a reporter requested to talk to Cabán in regards to the incident. 

Her district has one of the highest rates of stop-and-frisk in the city.
The gun-play comes after Caban printed a letter criticizing the NYPD for sending an anti-gun unit to the 114th precinct, which covers the world.

“I had heard it occurred to a espresso store however not too long ago grew to become conscious it was that espresso store.”

Cabán’s spokesperson didn’t return a request for remark. 

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