The 68-year-old woman had just gotten off the subway on the evening of Saturday, April 2, when she was approached by the suspect as she approached the staircase to the mezzanine. Without provocation, the thug struck the woman in the back of her head and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
The victim was transported by EMS to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Queens in stable condition.
The NYPD released three surveillance images of the assailant on Friday. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and dark shoes.
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. All calls and messages are kept confidential.