QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man is wanted for allegedly robbing and assaulting two people in back-to-back incidents in Queens Sunday, police said.
Both robberies happened in broad daylight along Linden Place and 35th Avenue in Flushing.
In the first incindent, the man allegedly pushed a 62-year-old woman to the ground and stole $100 dollars from her. In the second attack, the suspect allegedly shoved a 65-year-old woman to the ground and tried to steal her purse but was unable to do so, police said.
The 65-year-old woman suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention, police said.
The man sought is about 6-feet tall with a slim build and is believed to be 30 – 40 years old, police said. The suspect was last seen wearing a white shirt.
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Matthew Euzarraga is a multimedia journalist from El Paso, Texas. He has covered local news and LGBTQIA topics in the New York City Metro area since 2021. He joined the PIX11 Digital team in 2023. You can see more of his work here.