Dec. 1, 2022 By Christian Murray
Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole packages from an Elmhurst building and punched a building worker in the face when he was confronted.
The suspect, who was wearing an Amazon vest, allegedly entered a building in the vicinity of 44th Avenue and 74th Street at around 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The man then took packages from the common area of the building before entering a garage at the location.
While in the garage, a building employee—a 49-year-old man—approached the suspect. The suspect punched the employee in the face, which resulted in a physical altercation between the two.
The suspect then fled the location with packages northbound on 74 Street toward Woodside Avenue on foot.
The employee of the building sustained a minor injury and refused medical attention on scene. It is unclear the total value of the property removed at this time.
The suspect is described as being approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, with black colored hair. Police have released a photo of the man.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/or on Twitter @NYPDTips.