A mugger whacked a 65-year-old construction worker with a metal pipe and stole his cellphone in Queens
A mugger attacked a 65-year-old construction worker with a metal pipe and stole his cellphone in Queens, New York City, police said.
The construction worker was on his way home when the assault happened near 107th Ave. about 6:30 a.m. November 11. The incident was caught on surveillance video.
The suspect menaced the man with a metal pipe and demanded the man’s wallet.
When the victim attempted to evade, the assailant swung the pipe at him but missed. The second attempt to beat the victim took place off-camera. The victim ended up knocked on the ground after a strike in the head.
The suspect, described as light-skinned, about 5-foot-8 inches and 150 pounds, snatched the man’s cellphone and took off.
The victim was treated at Jamaica Hospital for a head injury and released.
Cops are asking the public’s help identifying the mugger and tracking him down.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.