The NYPD is searching for the two men who robbed an 81-year-old man in Jackson Heights on Friday, Sept. 23.
At approximately 5:55 a.m., in front of 70-02 34 Ave., the victim was approached by two unidentified individuals who exited a red SUV. According to NYPD, they proceeded to punch and knee the victim before taking his messenger bag, cellphone and $15.
The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with broken ribs, lacerations and bruising. The perpetrators fled the scene in the red SUV in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.