Watch, chains valued at $152,000 stolen by moped riders in Queens: NYPD

QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man was robbed of jewelry worth over $150,000 by two moped riders in Queens on March 24, according to the NYPD.

The robbery happened around 4 p.m. near 68th Avenue and 108 Street. The two suspects on mopeds approached a 35-year-old man, hit him in the face then stole his bag, sources told PIX11 News.

The bag contained chains worth $150,000 and a watch valued at $2,500, according to authorities.

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The suspects fled on their mopeds. The victim was treated for minor injuries to his hand and face, police said.

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Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.

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