Suspect whacks elderly driver in face with pipe in Jackson Heights: cops

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A man came up to a 74-year-old driver as he was parking his car on a Jackson Heights street last month and struck him with a metal pipe, police said.

The attack happened on July 11 at about 1:40 p.m. on 83rd Street near Northern Boulevard, authorities said.

The victim was trying to park his vehicle as the suspect exited a nearby car and approached him, according to police. The suspect then hit him in the face with a metal pipe before fleeing in a black sedan. Authorities said the assault was apparently unprovoked.

EMS transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital where he was treated and released for swelling and lacerations.

Police describe the suspect as an Asian male in his 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.




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