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Police arrested a man who attacked a 54-year-old woman and stole her purse in Astoria.

Officers from the 114th Precinct recently apprehended a 23-year-old man nearly two months after he allegedly attacked a woman on an Astoria street, police announced this week.

On Jan. 30 at about 11:45 p.m., Quidear Ings approached Kandylis Cally, 54, from behind in front of 22-35 42nd St. He proceeded to punch her in the right ear, knocked her to the ground and punched her again the forehead “causing substantial pain,” according to the criminal complaint. 

Ings stole the victim’s purse, which included an iPhone 6, her wallet with a Citi Bank card, Astoria Federal Bank card, $500 in cash and her state ID. He then ran into a black Nissan operated by another individual.

After the robbery, Cally suffered hearing loss in her right ear, vertigo and weakness in her left arm.

Ings was arrested by the 114th Precinct detective squad on March 26 at 10:30 a.m. and charged with one count of second-degree robbery and one count of third-degree robbery.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said Ings has 12 previous arrests, which are all sealed.

Captain Roger Sankerdial, the 114th Precinct’s executive officer, called the crime “very heinous” at a 114th Precinct Community Council meeting on March 27.

“When these crimes occur, don’t think that we just go out there and take it lightly,” he said. “I’m very happy that we were able to take somebody off the streets like this, somebody who’s so violent and perpetrated a crime like this.”

 

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