Police look for man for alleged anti-Asian attack of a woman in Jackson Heights

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Police are looking for a suspect in an alleged anti-Asian attack and robbery in Jackson Heights last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 115th Precinct are looking for a man who allegedly hurled anti-Asian comments after he attacked and robbed a 56-year-old woman late last month.

At around 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, the woman was walking in the vicinity of 37-53 75th St. in Jackson Heights when the suspect allegedly hit her the back of the head with a plastic bottle and then punched her in the face, police said.

The assailant then ripped the victim’s chain off her neck and made anti-Asian statements before fleeing the scene on foot eastbound on 37th Road, according to the NYPD.

The suspect is described as a man who wore a dark-colored shirt, black shorts and black sneakers, police said.

No arrests have been made. 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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