NYPD searching for woman behind hate-filled attack in Rego Park

Police are looking for this woman in connection to a bias crime in Rego Park earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is investigating an alleged hate crime that took place at a Rego Park bus stop on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

At around 11 a.m. a 49-year-old woman was waiting for the bus at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and 63rd Drive when an unidentified woman approached her and punched her in the head multiple times, police said.

During the attack, the assailant made an anti-Mexican statement before fleeing on foot, according to the NYPD. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to North Shore Hospital.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect which shows a woman with blonde hair. She was wearing a dark, long-sleeved jacket, dark shorts and white sneakers.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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