The 66-year-old man was at Elmhurst Hospital with a fractured skull after the attack at a quarter to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Police said he was pounced on by a suspect at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue station whose motive may have been to steal the older man’s cell phone.
“A monster, really, because if you really think about it, that could have been his grandfather or someone’s, that’s someone’s grandfather,” said Mary Murillo of Maspeth.
“Very surprised, seems like he doesn’t care some people don’t care,” said Jose Perez of East New York.
Police with the 110th Precinct Stationhouse want the public’s help catching the suspect they believe to be no older than 25. They released three still shots of him, along with a head-to-toe description: yellow headband, blue ski jacket, grey sweatshirt, jeans and white sneakers.
Contact police if you know anything about this suspect and help ensure Justice for a 66-year-old who never made it home.
If you have information, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS and submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers here.