Man wanted for striking two women during LIC robbery

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Police are looking for a man who attacked two women with blows to the head after a recent unsuccessful robbery in Long Island City.

The two victims — ages 37 and 22 — were walking on 40th Avenue and Ninth Street at approximately 6 a.m. on Oct. 28 when they were approached by a suspect who demanded their bags and money, authorities said.

According to the NYPD, the suspect struck both women in the head with an unknown object after they refused his request, causing a laceration to their foreheads. He fled on foot empty-handed.

Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to the incident; the victims were not hospitalized.

The suspect is described as a black male who was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, pants and sneakers.

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

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