Jan. 9, 2016 Staff Report
A 20-year-old woman was threatened by a man in Woodside with a box cutter last month, according to police.
The police released a picture of the alleged suspect today who they say approached the victim from behind around 6:30 pm on Dec. 19 while she was walking on 43rd Avenue (by 58th Street) and put his arm around her shoulders.
The woman allegedly pushed the suspect away who then threatened her with a box cutter and told her to come with him.
A man who happened to be driving by in his car saw what was going on and stopped and asked the victim if she was OK, according to police.
The victim then screamed and the suspect fled. There were no reported injuries.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.