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Police are asking for the public's help in locating Azal-Hamed Rubel, who assaulted a driver in Woodside.

Police released a photo on Jan. 10 of a suspect wanted for recently assaulting a man with a cricket bat as the victim sat in the passenger side of a car in Woodside.

According to the NYPD, the incident occurred on Nov. 10 at approximately 2:10 p.m. when two men approached a 35-year-old sitting in a car at the intersection of 61st Street and 37th Avenue.

The men dragged the victim out of the car, beat him with a cricket bat and stole $100 from his pockets before fleeing the scene. The victim refused medical attention.

Azan Ahmed, 30, of Woodside was arrested and charged with robbery on Dec. 1, but police are still looking for the second suspect, identified as Azal-Hamed Rubel. Police described him as an Asian male who is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

Anyone with information in regards to the above pattern 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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