Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica are on the lookout for a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old man who was walking to work during the morning of Thursday, Nov. 11.
The assailant approached the victim around 6:30 a.m. in front of 106-11 142nd St., just down the road from Norelli-Hargreaves Playground, and began swinging what appeared to be a metal pipe at the pedestrian. The assailant demanded the victim’s wallet while he continued to menace him with the pipe, police said.
When the victim refused to comply, the suspect struck him in the head with the pipe, knocking the man to the ground. While the victim was on the ground, the suspect then forcibly removed his cellphone and fled the location on foot to parts unknown, police said.
The victim sustained an injury to his head and was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the attack that show the assailant swinging the pipe. He is described as a 5’8” man with a light complexion, weighing around 150 pounds, with a medium build, last seen wearing a black winter hat, a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and black 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.