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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man with a knife who robbed a woman and assaulted another woman in Richmond Hill earlier this month.

According to police, at 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, two women, ages 54 and 59, a 54-year-old woman (Victim 1) and a 59-year-old woman (Victim 2) were talking in the vicinity of Mayfair Road and 116th Street when an unknown man approached them with a knife.

The suspect forcibly took the 54-year-old woman’s purse and when the 59-year-old woman tried to assist her, the suspect pushed the 59-year-old to the ground, causing an injury to her hip.

Both victims was transported to Jamaica Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a black man standing 6 feet, one inch tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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