NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man accused of attacking two victims in Jackson Heights earlier this week.
According to police, the suspect first slapped an 18-year-old woman walking along 37th Avenue at around 12:50 p.m. on April 12.
Ten minutes later, police say the same man punched an 85-year-old in the face several blocks away from the first attack.
The 85-year-old was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, police say. The 18-year-old refused medical attention.
Police say the suspect was last seen wearing a blue-and-white checkered shirt and dark pants. Surveillance video of the suspect can be viewed above.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 577-TIPS, logging on to their website at http://www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com, or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. Tips can remain anonymous.