Subject knocks elderly woman unconscious and steals her backpack in attack on Queens subway
A robber beat a 67-year-old woman unconscious in a Queens subway station and then stole her backpack while the victim remained on the floor, authorities said when they released video from a security camera.
Detectives believe the woman was “struck in the head and knocked out” inside the Queens Boulevard and Grand Avenue subway station in Elmhurst, the NYPD representative said.
The criminal stole her purple and white backpack, which contained credit cards, personal identification, and her house keys.
The victim suffered bruising and swelling on the left side of her face and was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in Forest Hills in stable condition.
The suspect tried to use the card at Jumbo’s Hamburger Place at 274 W 145 St. in Harlem, but the $10.62 charge was declined, according to police.
He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with “Brooklyn” on the front, a blue face mask, a black hoodie and blue jeans and carrying the woman’s backpack.
Anyone with information about this should contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/o a Twitter @NYPDTips.
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