Suspect arrested in Queens assault and robbery

NYPD crime scene investigative unit.

NEW YORK, NY – A man armed with a hammer is wanted in connection with two incidents that occurred on Wednesday in Queens.

Update: Police have arrested 31-year-old Blake Sizer, of Clayton, New Jersey in connection with this robbery. Blake was arrested on Saturday.

A 65-year-old man was attacked on the southbound platform of the Northern Boulevard subway station at approximately 3:30 am.

After approaching the victim, an unknown male individual grabbed his glasses, causing scratches to his face. The individual then pulled out a hammer from his jacket pocket and swung it at the victim, hitting him in the left shoulder. The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. The individual then fled on foot to an unknown location.

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At approximately 5:15 a.m. that morning, the same male individual entered Peace & Plants located at 53-17 Broadway in the confines of the 114 Precinct, threatening employees and throwing merchandise. As a result of this incident, no injuries have been reported. He grabbed the tip jar and fled on foot.

The male individual is described as male, with a dark complexion, 5’10” in height, approximately 200 lbs., and having a medium build. He was last seen wearing a bright yellow jacket, blue jeans, a red scarf with gold symbols, and dark colored boots.