Bayside mugging suspect linked to Jamaica attack

By Tom Momberg

BAYSIDE — Police say they’ve linked a Bayside mugging suspect with an attack in Jamaica.

On March 7, a Bayside resident was approached while she was clearing snow from her vehicle at 228th Street and 64th Avenue, when a man took her Coach purse from the front seat as she had her back turned, then fled in a white sedan, according to police sources.

Investigators at the Police Department said they linked the Bayside mugging to a similar incident in Jamaica that took place the day before.

That Friday, the suspect and an accomplice pulled up to a 27-year-old woman at 195th Street and 110th Avenue, shoving her into the ground and fleeing with the woman’s purse in a white sedan, police said.

The unidentified suspect was described by cops as a black man in his early 20s, about 5-feet-9-inches tall. Police are asking the public to come forward if they have any additional information regarding the crimes or the suspect.

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