April 21, 2020 By Christian Murray
Police are looking for a man wanted for two robberies that took place in eastern Queens last week.
The first incident occurred in Murray Hill, where the suspect followed a 57-year-old woman on foot in the vicinity of 46th Road and 211th Street at around 2:25 p.m. on April 15. The man then pushed the victim to the ground and took her purse, according to police.
The suspect fled the scene in a grey SUV. The woman was unhurt.
The next day the same man allegedly followed a 35-year-old woman from behind at around 10:20 a.m.
in the vicinity of 43rd Avenue and 160th Street in Bayside, according to police. He pushed her to the ground and took her purse. He fled eastbound on 43rd Avenue in a grey SUV. The woman was not seriously injured.
The suspect later used a credit card belonging to the 35-year-old at a Sunoco gas station at 720 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park. Police have released a photo of the suspect taken at the station.
Police also obtained separate footage of the grey SUV that was involved in the Murray Hill burglary.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com