You are reading

Straphanger sucker punched in unprovoked attack at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station: NYPD

Cops from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are still looking for the suspect in a random assault inside the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway station. Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Jan. 17, 2024 By Bill Parry

A 43-year-old man was sucker punched in the face by a stranger during a random attack inside the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue transit hub earlier this month, according to the NYPD.

Police from the NYPD 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the victim was inside the subway station at 74th Street and Broadway at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, when an unidentified man approached him and slugged him in the face with his fist in an unprovoked assault.

A subway rider was punched in the face inside the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway station in an unprovoked attack earlier this month. QNS file photo

The suspect ran out of the station onto Roosevelt Avenue and he remains at large, police said. The victim sustained minor injuries to his face and was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect on Sunday and described him as having a light complexion with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket over a black hoodie, gray pants, gray sneakers and a gray New York Yankees baseball cap.

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 Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Through Jan. 14, the 110th Precinct has reported 30 assaults so far in 2024, 5 more than the 25 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 20%. According to the most recent CompStat report.

email the author:
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Long Islander gets 3-9 years for stealing homes across Queens belonging to elderly or disabled owners: AG

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that a Long Island man was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Friday for leading a deed theft ring that resulted in five homes being stolen from vulnerable Queens residents and saw them earn more $1 million in ill-gotten gains.

Marcus Wilcher, 48, of Carll Drive in Bay Shore, pleaded guilty in May to grand larceny in the second degree in Queens Supreme Court for his role in leading the crew following an investigation by the Attorney General’s office.