The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual,depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and video clip, who is wanted in connection to a robbery and an assault, that occurred within the confines of the 108th Precinct / Transit District 20 in Queens.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Thursday February 24, 2022, at approximately 2322 hours, at the Queens Plaza E, M, R subway station, the individual approached the 57-year-old female victim from behind and kicked her down the stairs.

The individual then brandished a hammer and struck the victim several times on the head, before he took her purse.

The individual fled the scene on foot, southbound on Queens Plaza South.

The victim suffered a fractured skull and lacerations to her head.

EMS transported the victim to NY Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition.  

The individual is described as an adult male, Black who wore a black hooded coat, a black mask, blue jeans, black shoes and carried a cane.

Surveillance video clip and photographs of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.