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Man With Amazon Vest Steals Packages From Elmhurst Building, Punches Building Worker in Face: NYPD

Suspect (NYPD) and the intersection of 44th Avenue and 74th Street (GMaps) 

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 on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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