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Cops say this man is responsible for the violent attack and robbery.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Cops have reached out to the public for help in identifying the man wanted in connection with a recent violent robbery inside a Rego Park parking facility.
According to police reports, on Saturday, June 30, around 2:20 p.m., the suspect approached an attendant at a parking garage on Queens Boulevard near the Horace Harding Expressway and asked if he could “take a vehicle.” When the 59-year-old employee declined, the suspect brandished a firearm and indicated that he was taking one of the cars.
The victim ran into one of the hallways of the facility in an attempt to evade the suspect. The man caught up to the attendant, struck him with the handgun, and tried to drag him back to the garage area but was unsuccessful, cops said. Once back in the garage, the suspect found a dark-colored Kia Sportage with the keys inside it and drove away westbound on Queens Boulevard. The victim suffered a laceration to his head and was treated at the scene by emergency medical services.
The suspect is described as black man, approximately 25 years old, 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a light-colored du-rag, a white tank top, red shorts, black socks, black slippers and a dark-colored backpack.
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.