Police release photo of a man who punched out a patron at a popular Bayside bar

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Cops are looking for a suspect who assaulted a man at a Bayside bar on Thanksgiving Eve night.

On Nov. 23 at around 1 a.m., police said the 24-year-old male victim got into a verbal dispute with an individual he believed to be a bouncer at the Safari Beach Club at 40-05 Bell Blvd. The unidentified suspect proceeded to punch the victim in his left eye, causing him to fall to the ground.

The victim later told police that he lost consciousness, and a friend helped him exit the location. He received medical attention at the scene but was not taken to the hospital, law enforcement sources said.

On Jan. 8, the 111th Precinct posted on its Twitter account photos of the suspect, who is described a 22-year-old white or Hispanic male, 5 foot 8 inches, weighing around 160 pounds. His last known residence was on Corporal Kennedy Street near 42nd Avenue.

Photos courtesy of NYPD
Photos courtesy of NYPD

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Those with tips can also contact the 111th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-279-5282.

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