MTA WORKER ASSAULTED – The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual wanted for a robbery that occurred in Downtown Jamaica.
On Sunday Feb. 14 at approximately 7:45 a.m., inside of the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue subway station, the suspect approached the 61-year-old male victim – an MTA worker – and told the victim to give him back his cell phone, which the victim did not have. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and took his two-way radio. The suspect walked up to the mezzanine area and smashed the radio before he fled back into the station.
The individual is described as a black or Hispanic male, five feet, eight inches tall, 35 to 45 years old, he was last seen wearing a black “Kangol” style hat, a dark colored jacket and a lime green hooded sweater. He had a black bicycle with him.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, visit nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.