Man punched victim multiple times, displayed gun during attempted robbery: NYPD

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Police are searching for this man, who punched another man multiple times during an attempted robbery.

ELMHURST, Queens — A man punched another man multiple times on Wednesday on board a No. 7 train after attempting to take the victim’s phone, police said Saturday.

The suspect approached the 19-year-old victim around 10:35 p.m. while riding No. 7 train and demanded his phone, police said. He punched the victim in the face several times during the attempted robbery, and also displayed a firearm, according to the NYPD.

Police said the suspect fled emptyhanded after the train pulled into the Willets Point station.

The victim refused medical attention, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the direction the train was traveling. It’s unclear whether the train was heading west or east.

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