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Woman Robbed by Two Suspects After Being Sucker-Punched at Queens Plaza Subway Station

The suspects and the Queens Plaza subway station (Photo: NYPD and Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

March 18, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

The police are searching for two suspects who attacked and robbed a woman inside a Long Island City subway station Saturday.

Police said that the victim had been waiting on the Manhattan-bound R train platform inside the Queens Plaza subway station just before 4 p.m. – when a female appeared and began shouting.

“If anyone looks at me they’re going to get punched in the face,” she yelled.

The irate suspect, who was with a man, then sucker-punched the 23-year-old victim in the face. The victim then chased after the pair and threatened to call the police.

Surveillance footage then captures the attacker shoving the victim through an emergency exit gate and onto the ground. She then drags the woman by the hair before turning around and walking back through the gate.

The man can then be seen approaching the victim while she is on the ground and appears to reach down. Police said that the woman’s iPhone was stolen during the incident.

The suspects then fled on foot toward the nearby Queensboro Plaza subway station, police said.

The victim was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital with injuries to her face and head, police said. She was listed in stable condition.

The female suspect is described as dark-skinned, around 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds. She is between 25 to 30 years of age and was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.

The male suspect is described as light-skinned, between 6 feet and 6 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing around 180 pounds. He is between 25 to 30 years of age and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black hat as well as a black and gray backpack.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Lawrence Willoughby Jr.

We need more NYPD police and more S.W.A.T. team to stop a black female and a white male suspects after sucker punches to a person. Then stole a iphone. They are homeless people are NOT allowed in New York City subway station and riding on trains. They were must put into hospitals or shelters. Plus, NOT carrying more guns or knife weapons riding or waiting on the Manhattan or Queens bound E, M, or R train at the Queens Plaza station before arrested; and putting in the police precinct serving 15 to 20 years in prison. Don’t let them get away with a black female and a white male suspects. Hopefully it’s should be a lot safer in the Queens Plaza subway station Long Island City and even all Manhattan subway stations protecting areas. Please stay alert. Stay alive. Thanks for sharing this post on.

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MRLIC

There was also a attack on 7 court square platform. Getting close townhomes here in LIC. Is the crime spike due mostly to Cuomo’s insane bail reform and. DeNlasio’s defunding the Police. Terrible Democratic leadership here on NY. State & City. Developers try to downplay. all the crime to sell their luxury condos etc.. It seems thev3 mews comes outback week or 2 after many crimes.

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This crime was already eligible for bail

Oops, completely wrong again!

Why are you criticizing luxury condo developers like Trump?

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