August 11, staff report
A man was assaulted and his wallet stolen by a man he had invited over to his room at the Howard Johnson Long Island City hotel, according to police.
The victim, a 29-year-old male, was arguing with the suspect he invited to his room at the 38-59 12th Street hotel at 9:00 a.m. on Aug. 4 when he was assaulted by the man, police said. The thief then stole his wallet, containing cash and credit cards, before leaving.
The victim had minor injuries, but did not want medical attention.
The NYPD has released a surveillance photo and video of an individual, described as male, Black, 32-years-old, and 180 pounds, wanted to questioning in relation to the robbery. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark color pants, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
Update Aug.11 : The address originally provided by the NYPD was incorrect. The incident did not take place at a home, but at the Howard Johnson Long Island City hotel.