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Photos courtesy of the NYPD
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Cops are looking for a thief who beat up a man and stole his wallet during a home invasion near the Queens/Nassau border.

According to police, at 2:50 a.m. on April 21, an unknown individual followed a 65-year-old man into his home, located in the vicinity of 263rd Street and East Williston Avenue in Bellerose.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect pushed the door open, displayed a handgun and hurled the victim to the ground; he then punched him numerous times in the face. The dramatic encounter can be seen in the security video police provided on April 25.

 

 

The crook then took the victim’s wallet, which had two credit cards inside, police said. The bandit fled the location southbound on 263rd Street in a gray minivan.

Police describe the suspect as a black man between the ages of 25 and 30-years-old with a mustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, sweatpants and dark colored sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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