Police are investigating a robbery that left a woman beaten in an Astoria apartment building.
According to police, at 7:30 a.m on Tuesday, Aug. 15, an unknown man followed a 35-year-old female into a residential building located within the vicinity of 31st Drive and 21st Street. The suspect entered the elevator with the woman and exited on the fifth floor with her.
Once they were off the elevator, the suspect put the victim in a chokehold and repeatedly punched her in the face. The assailant then fled the scene in an unknown direction with the victim’s credit card.
The victim was transported to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to be treated for several bone fractures.
The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, aged 25 to 30 years old, and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing brown boots, blue jeans and a black shirt.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.