A woman was head-butted in her mouth, beaten and robbed on board an R train in Jackson Heights last month, and her attackers remain at large, according to the NYPD.
Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 are looking for the couple that delivered the beatdown as the train was pulling into the Jackson Heights transit hub at Roosevelt Avenue and Broadway-74th Street on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 15.
The 34-year-old victim was riding in the southbound R train at around 1:22 p.m. when she became engaged in a verbal dispute with the woman, who proceeded to head-butt her in the mouth, police said.
The man approached the victim, grabbed her cellphone and stuffed it into his pocket before punching the victim several times with a closed fist, according to the authorities. The victim hung tough and retrieved her cellphone from her attacker, and ran off the train as it pulled into the station.
The victim suffered bruises to her head and was treated at the scene. The two suspects remained on the R train and were last seen leaving the Woodhaven Boulevard subway station and entering the Queens Center Mall. They remain at large.
The NYPD released surveillance photos of the assailants on Tuesday and described them as having dark complexions. The woman who allegedly delivered the head-butt wore a black jacket over a white shirt and black pants. The man wore a black jacket over a gray hoodie with a multicolored SOS graphic on the chest and dark sunglasses.
A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to their arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.