Police looking for hatchet-wielding robber who targeted woman in Queens

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Surveillance image of the suspect released by the NYPD

WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- The NYPD is searching for a robber wielding a hatchet who attacked a woman in Woodside, Queens.

Police say that on Oct. 1st at 11:30 p.m., the 23-year-old victim was in the vicinity of Woodside Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue when the suspect approached her from behind with a hatchet, dragged her to the ground and removed her bag.

The robber fled the location northbound on 64th Street.

The NYPD describes him as a white Hispanic approximately 25-30 years of age, 5'6", 145lbs., light complexion, last seen wearing black shoes with red shoe laces, black baseball cap, black jacket

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.