The NYPD is on the lookout for a perp who followed, attacked and robbed a woman in Sheepshead Bay on Monday, July 4.
According to police, the woman, 47, left a bodega located near Avenue S and Coney Island Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. and began to walk home. The perp, described by police as a Hispanic male approximately in his late teens to early twenties, followed the woman along Avenue S and punched her in the back of the head when she reached the intersection of East 12th Street.
The perp then removed her purse – the contents of which included an iPhone 6S, credit cards and cash – and fled southbound on East 12th Street.
The 47-year-old sustained a minor head injury and refused medical attention at the scene.
The perp is described as approximately 5’5″ tall, with a light complexion and black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt (which he removed as he followed the victim), a white tank top and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.