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Man punches 85-year old in the face on 37th Avenue, police release video of suspect


April 14, 2017 Staff Report

The police have released video of a man who alleged assaulted an 18-year-old female on 37th Avenue Wednesday, before going on to punch an 85-year-old senior in the face.
The suspect allegedly approached the 18-year-old victim in front of 86-12 37th Avenue at 12:50 pm, April 12, and slapped her on the left side of her face with an open hand. The teenager suffered pain and redness to her face but declined medical attention, according to police.
Fifteen minutes later, at 1:05 pm, the suspect approached an 85-year-old man in front of 83-18 37th Avenue and punched him in the left side of his face. The elderly man was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.
The suspect fled westbound on 37th Avenue toward 81st Street. He was last seen wearing a blue-and-white checkered shirt and dark pants.
Surveillance video captured the suspect walking westbound on 37th Avenue after the incident.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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