Cops Still Searching  for Suspect in Violent  Mugging near Forest Park

Cops Still Searching for Suspect in Violent Mugging near Forest Park

Photo Courtesy of NYPD

This man allegedly recently mugged a woman at knife-point.

By Michael V. Cusenza
The City Police Department recently reached out to the public for help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a knife-point mugging that occurred late last month in Kew Gardens approximately a block away from Forest Park.
According to police reports, on Sunday, May 21, around 8:20 a.m., the two female victims were talking in the vicinity of Mayfair Road and 116th Street when an unknown male black armed with a knife approached the women and forcibly removed the purse of Victim 1. When she attempted to assist her friend, Victim 2 was pushed to the ground by the suspect causing an injury to her hip. Both women were removed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, cops said.
According to investigators, the suspect being sought is described as a black man, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds; he was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information 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 info by logging onto or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.


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