August 11, By Michael Florio
A homeless man who allegedly robbed and stabbed a pregnant woman has been arrested, according to police.
Hannah Perez, 26, was entering the 7-train subway station at 111th Street and Roosevelt Ave on August 8, at 11:45 am, when she was mugged.
Scott Gooden, a 26-year-old homeless man, approached Perez and displayed a small pocketknife, demanding the victim’s bag, police said.
After a struggle, Gooden retrieved the bag that contained $600 cash, her wallet, and Ray-Ban sunglasses, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
During the struggle, Perez shouted, “I’m pregnant, you can’t do this to me,” according to the DA’s office.
Perez followed Gooden who then turned around and attacked her by stabbing her in the right shoulder, police said.
Gooden then exited the train station.
A third party called 911, stating that a woman was bleeding from her shoulder.
Responding officers tracked down Gooden in front of 38-09 112th Street, where the victim positively identified him as the man who stabbed her, and he was arrested, an NYPD spokeswoman said.
He is being charged with robbery in the first degree, robbery in the second degree, assault in the second degree, and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
The victim told the NYPD that the bag contained $600. However, when police recovered it there was no cash found inside. Police did not recover the knife either, the NYPD spokeswoman said.
The victim was brought to Elmhurst General Hospital where she was treated for a small puncture wound and released, police said.