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The suspect holds a gun to the victim's head during an assault and car robbery inside a parking garage in Rego Park on July 1.

Updated on July 12 at 2:45 p.m.

Police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly assaulted a parking garage attendant at gunpoint and drove off with a stolen car in Rego Park in June.

Cops took the suspect, Judah Pilgrim, 21, into custody on July 11 and charged him with robbery, grand larceny and the unauthorized use of a vehicle. He is currently being held on $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash bail, according to court records.

The violent incident occurred on June 30 at approximately 2:20 p.m. inside a parking garage at 92-77 Queens Blvd., when the male suspect reportedly asked a 59-year-old male parking attendant if he could take a car.

When the victim said that he could not take a car, police said, the suspect pulled out a handgun and told the victim he was taking a car, police said.

The victim then ran into a hallway in an attempt to escape the suspect, according to authorities, but the perpetrator caught up and struck the victim with the pistol while trying to drag the victim back into the garage area.

When the gunman could not pull the victim out of the hallway, law enforcement sources noted, he went back into the garage and found a dark-colored, four-door Kia Sportage with the keys inside and drove away westbound on Queens Boulevard.

Police said that the vehicle belonged to a 48-year-old woman but could not confirm whether the suspect was still in possession of the vehicle at the time of his arrest.

Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to the incident; EMS units treated the victim at the scene for a laceration to his head.

Pilgrim is due back in court for the robbery case on July 24. Court records also show that Pilgrim received a desk appearance ticket to be served on August 16 for a June 12 incident in which he was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of marijuana.

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