A woman was robbed at gunpoint on her own porch in South Ozone Park earlier this month and police from the 106th Precinct are looking for the pistol-packing woman who pulled off the robbery in broad daylight.
The incident occurred on Saturday, July 2, when the unidentified woman approached the 39-year-old victim at the home along the service road of the Van Wyck Expressway near 111th Street.
The suspect pulled out a silver handgun and said, “I need your purse.” The victim attempted to flee but the woman forcibly removed her Apple iPhone 11 and her wallet containing credit cards and $60 in cash, before taking off on foot southbound on the Van Wyck Expressway service road, police said, adding there were no injuries incurred as a result of the incident.
The NYPD released a surveillance video Tuesday that shows the suspect approaching the victim and pulling the firearm from the waistband of her denim cutoff shorts. The assailant had dark hair and wore sunglasses, a white tank top, a gold pennant hanging from her neck and dark sneakers.
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.