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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 NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.