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Group of five assault motorist in Hollis before stealing his SUV: NYPD

Sep. 6, 2023 By Bill Parry

Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica are looking for a group of five suspects who assaulted a motorist in Hollis last month before stealing his car.

Police say the incident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, as the 61-year-old victim was sitting in his 2016 Toyota SUV in front of 190-40 99th Ave., across from the Long Island Rail Road tracks, when he was approached by the group. The suspects then slugged him in the face through the driver’s side window.

They proceeded to pull the victim from behind the wheel and threw him onto the roadway before driving off in his vehicle, police said.

EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the injured motorist to NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, where he was listed in stable condition.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the group of suspects on Sept. 5.

Cops are looking for multiple suspects who allegedly punched out a motorist in Hollis before driving off in his SUV.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for multiple suspects who allegedly punched out a motorist in Hollis before driving off in his SUV.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for multiple suspects who allegedly punched out a motorist in Hollis before driving off in his SUV.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for multiple suspects who allegedly punched out a motorist in Hollis before driving off in his SUV.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for multiple suspects who allegedly punched out a motorist in Hollis before driving off in his SUV.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for multiple suspects who allegedly punched out a motorist in Hollis before driving off in his SUV.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police said each of the suspects have dark complexions.

One suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, while a second man wore a white hoodie, black and red sweatpants and black sneakers. A third suspect wore an orange and black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black sneakers. The fourth suspect was last seen wearing a black sweat jacket over a white T-shirt and black sweatpants, while the fifth assailant wore a blue hoodie, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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