June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A robber shot a 43-year-old man in Corona Sunday and took off with the man’s backpack.
The unidentified perpetrator approached the victim from behind at about 3:50 p.m. near Horace Harding Expressway and Calloway Street, police said.
He then knocked the man to the ground and shot him once in the abdomen, before snatching the man’s backpack. The backpack contained clothing and food, police said.
The NYPD described the suspect as a dark-skinned man who was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a light-colored mask, a black shirt, dark plants and dark sneakers.
The police did not have information on the condition of the victim.
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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.