WWW.QNS.COM RIDGEWOOD TIMES AUGUST 13, 2020 5
Man choked two seniors in
Rego Park building: NYPD
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Detectives believe the crook who
choked a 72-year-old woman
and robbed her inside a Rego
Park apartment building last month
struck again this past weekend in a
Police said the suspect attacked a
78-year-old woman in the lobby of
an apartment building near Queens
Boulevard and 67th Drive at 7:30 p.m.
on Aug. 9.
According to law enforcement
sources, the perpetrator approached
the victim and began choking her. He
then grabbed a number of packages
inside the lobby, then fled out of the
building in an unknown direction.
The incident was reported to
the 112th Precinct. Cops said the
victim suffered pain and bruising,
but refused medical attention at the
Based on their investigation, detectives
linked the suspect in that caper
to the July 28 robbery of a 72-year-old
woman in the area of 64th Avenue
and 98th Street, also in Rego Park.
Police reported that the suspect
attacked the victim as she went to
retrieve her mail inside the lobby of
her apartment building. He choked
her and demanded her property.
Law enforcement sources said the
crook removed the woman’s cash and
jewelry, valued at a combined $500,
and fled the scene in an unknown
Paramedics brought the victim
to Forest Hills Hospital in stable
Cops described the crook as a
Black man between 30 and 40 years
In video footage that the NYPD
released on Aug. 11, the suspect’s
shown swiping a MetroCard and
walking through the turnstile at a
nearby subway station. He’s pictured
wearing a tan baseball cap, a green
shirt, white gloves, gray shorts and
white sneakers, while carrying two
Anyone with information regarding
his whereabouts is asked to call
Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
(for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA).
You can also submit tips online at
nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on
Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and
messages are kept confidential.
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