Sept. 18, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
Police are looking for a suspect who assaulted a man and stole $300 from him outside a North Corona apartment building last month.
The robbery took place at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 outside 108-23 39th Ave., according to the NYPD.
The victim, a 39-year-old man, was walking down the residential street when the unidentified suspect approached him from behind and placed him in a choke hold. The victim fell to the ground, while the suspect proceeded to punch the man several times before stealing his wallet which contained about $300 cash.
The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction, while the victim later refused medical attention.
Police describe the suspect as tall and black, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.