Group assaults, robs 67 year-old man in Queens: NYPD
NEW YORK - The NYPD is searching for a group of 11 suspects who allegedly beat and robbed a 67-year-old man in Queens.
According to police, on February 11, the victim was exiting the Beach 25th Street ‘A’ train at Rockaway Freeway and Beach 25th Street in Far Rockaway when he was approached by a group of approximately eleven unknown individuals.
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Police say one of the individuals struck the victim with an unknown blunt object while the others forcibly took his belongings. This included the victim's cellphone, wallet, and $400. The group then dispersed and ran away in different directions.
The victim was taken to St. John's Episcopal at South Shore where he received five stitches and is said to be in stable condition.
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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.