Sept. 8, 2021 By Christian Murray
The police have released video of a man who allegedly punched an Asian woman in the face in Jackson Heights last month and hurled a volley of racist statements.
The victim, a 56-year-old woman, was walking in the vicinity of 37th Avenue and 75th Street at around 6:55 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 when a man struck her in the back of the head with a plastic bottle before punching her in the face.
The suspect then ripped off the victim’s chain off her neck and made a number of anti-Asian statements.
The man then fled the scene on foot eastbound on 37th Road. He took the woman’s chain.
The alleged perpetrator is described as being a dark-skinned male who wore a dark-colored shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.
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.