An unknown man who recently broke into a senior man’s Flushing apartment and attacked the victim for his cellphone came back to the victim’s home this weekend for another robbery, police reported.
According to law enforcement sources said, at 11;20 a.m. on July 7, the suspect entered a 63-year-old man’s apartment located in the vicinity of Kissena Boulevard and Beech Avenue. When he was confronted by the victim, the bandit threw him to the ground and cut him in the arm with a knife.
The suspect then took the victim’s wallet, which contained personal identification cards and no money, and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Police said the crook had first invaded the man’s apartment at 4 p.m. on June 21. During that caper, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and took his cellphone before fleeing the scene westbound on Beech Avenue.
The NYPD described the suspect as a black man between 19 and 22-years-old, standing 6 feet tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a white cover on his head, dark-colored pants and white-and-black shoes. Police noted that the suspect was shirtless at the time of the first robbery.
The suspect was also seen carrying a black drawstring bag with the words “Jimmy Jazz” affixed to the front.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.