Oct. 5, 2016 Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked and robbed a woman on a Woodside street last week.
The victim, 23, was walked near Woodside Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue at approximately 11:30 pm Saturday, October 1, when the suspect came up behind her with a hatchet, then dragged her to the ground and stole her purse.
He then fled north on 64th Street.
The suspect is described as a 25 to 30 year old white Hispanic man, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing about 145 pounds with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing black shoes with red laces, a black cap, and a black jacket.
Police have released a video of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.