The New York City Police Department is seeking the public s assistance in identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photograph, who is wanted in connection to an assault, which occurred within the confines of the Midtown North Precinct in Manhattan.

The following has been reported to police.

On Thursday, February 18, 2022, at approximately 1150 hours, the individual approached the 76-year-old female victim in front of 252 W. 57th Street and punched her in the back of her head.

The individual fled westbound on 57th Street towards 8th Avenue.

The victim sustained swelling and pain and refused medical attention.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is 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), followed by entering TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.