NEW YORK, NY – A woman was assaulted and robbed three weeks ago aboard the south R train, and on Tuesday, the NYPD released photos of the suspect wanted in this incident.
According to police, on Sunday, January 15, at approximately 1:22 pm, a 34-year-old female victim was riding a southbound “R” train heading toward the Jackson Heights and Roosevelt Avenue subway station when she became engaged in a verbal dispute with an unknown female individual.
“The individual approached the victim and head-butted the victim in the mouth. A second unknown male individual approached the victim and grabbed her cell phone before putting it in his pocket,” Transit police said in their report. “The male individual then punched the victim several times in the head with a closed fist. The victim was able to retrieve her phone from the male individual’s pocket and fled off the train at the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue subway station.”
The woman was treated at the scene by EMS for bruises to her head.
The suspects stayed on the train and were seen on video surveillance cameras exiting the Woodhaven Boulevard subway station and entering the Queens Center Mall.
No arrests have been made at this time.
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.