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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for a brutal attack and robbery attempt in Richmond Hill in early July.

According to authorities, the assault took place on July 6 at approximately 11:30 p.m. on the J train platform at the 104th Street station. The male suspect approached his 34-year old male victim from behind, police said, and hit him several times in the back of the head with a closed fist.

Law enforcement sources said the perpetrator then demanded the victim’s property after knocking him to the ground, but the victim cried out for help and the crook fled the scene to the street area, police said.

No property was stolen and the victim refused medical attention, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Police described the suspect as a black or Hispanic male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, standing at 5 feet, 11 inches tall with dark skin, black hair, a long pony tail and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with large lettering across the chest, black pants and black footwear.

Video of the suspect can be seen below.

Anyone with information in regards to this attempted robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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