June 20, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are searching for an alleged thief who stole a man’s wallet in Woodside about a month ago and poured hot coffee over the victim in order to get away.
The unidentified thief stole the man’s wallet just after 5 a.m. on May 28 in the area of 64th Street and 39th Avenue, and took off while the victim attempted to follow, according to police.
The victim chased the thief into a bodega at 63-37 39th Ave., where they both scuffled until the thief poured a hot cup of coffee onto the man’s neck and back, police say.
The thief took $250 from the wallet and then tossed the wallet away.
The victim was sent to an area hospital to treat third degree burns, according to police.
The NYPD has also released photo and video of the suspect. No other description of the suspect was provided by police.