By Tom Momberg
WOODHAVEN — A 34-year-old man was beaten outside the Woodhaven Avenue station of the J train in an attempted robbery Oct. 24, police said.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25 years old 5-feet-7-inches and weighing about 140 pounds, police said. Surveillance footage showed the suspect was wearing a black-hooded Nike sweatshirt with a white zipper, dark jeans and sneakers.
The suspect approached the victim, punched him in the face several times and knocked him to the ground, attempting to steal his cell phone and wallet, then fleeing on foot, according to the NYPD. The suspect was not successful in taking the victim’s belongings, police said.
The victim had a laceration to his right eye and a swollen lip, but was not hospitalized from the incident, police said.