New photo released of suspect in robbery, assault of 81-year-old Sunnyside man

Photos courtesy of NYPD

Three weeks after an elderly man was punched and robbed at a Sunnyside ATM, police have released another photo of one of the men suspected in the brutal crime.

William Eichhorn, 81, was approached by two suspects after he withdrew money from an ATM at the Chase Bank at 46-10 Queens Blvd. about 9:23 a.m. on Oct. 26. The suspects, described as two heavy-set black men in their 20s to 30s, then punched Eichhorn in the face and stole $100 in cash and a debit card before fleeing the scene, authorities said.


Surveillance footage shows the suspects following Eichhorn, who is legally blind, inside the bank that Sunday morning.

Police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for any information leading to the arrests of the suspects and released two photos of them earlier this month.

William Eichhorn asks for the community's help in finding the suspects who robbed him. (THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano)
William Eichhorn asks for the community’s help in finding the suspects who robbed him. (THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano)

The surrounding community, Eichhorn’s family and local officials also came together on Nov. 4 to call for the public’s help in identifying and catching the suspects.

“I had a wonderful life here before this event and I hope to continue to have one in the future, and I hope we don’t have any more incidents like this,” Eichhorn said that day.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.



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