Detectives have identified the irate man who used his cane to strike three female employees at a Corona restaurant during an argument earlier this month.
According to police, at 6 p.m. on June 20, 50-year-old Jose Reyes, entered Pollo Campero Restaurant, located at 103-26 Roosevelt Ave., and got into an argument with a 46-year-old female waitress over use of the beverage machine.
The dispute escalated and Reyes struck the employee as well as two other female workers, aged 23 and 28-years-old, in their arms, legs and torso with his cane. Reyes then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The 46-year-old employee and 23-year-old worker were taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital/Queens in stable condition.
Reyes is described as a Hispanic man standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a neon short-sleeved shirt, black pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident or the suspect’s whereabouts 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.