By Tom Momberg
FLUSHING — An unidentified man attacked a woman inside her car early Jan. 27 on Avery Avenue, and stole credit cards and $2,000 cash from her purse, police said.
Around 12:30 a.m. the victim, 49, was getting out of her car, which was parked on Avery Avenue just east of College Point Boulevard, according to police. The man approached, forced the woman back inside her car and punched her in the face repeatedly, cops said.
After stealing the cash and cards from the woman’s purse, the assailant fled westbound on Avery Road, according to police.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was treated for facial injuries and released, the NYPD said.
The police were seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who was described as a light-complexioned Asian man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded coat and blue jeans, cops said.
Anyone with information regarding either the suspect or the incident is being encouraged to call the NYPD at 800-577-8477. Tips can be submitted anonymously.