Senior citizen pushed to the ground and robbed in Astoria: NYPD

Officers from the 114th Precinct are looking for this man they suspect pushed a 72-year-old man to the ground in Astoria and then robbing him.
By Bill Parry

A 72-year-old man was pushed to the ground and robbed Monday in Astoria, according to the NYPD.

The victim was walking past 37-10 Broadway around 2:20 p.m. July 10 when he was approached from behind and shoved by the suspect who took his wallet and fled in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim suffered injuries to his face and knees and was taken to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital for treatment, according to authorities.

Police said the suspect is an African-American man who is approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He is between 25 and 30 years old, and was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue sleeves, tan pants, and blue and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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