By Carol Tannenhauser
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding the man and woman in the photograph above and the video below, for questioning in connection with an assault on a 65-year-old man on a platform at the 72nd Street and Broadway subway station, on Wednesday, July 6.
The victim had exited a northbound 1 train at about 10:25 pm, when a man — unknown to him — approached from behind and punched him in the back, police reported. “The victim turned around to confront the attacker, who then punched him in the face.”
The couple waited for and boarded a northbound 2 train, which the 65-year-old man boarded also, following his attackers in a separate car, police said. All three exited at the Central Park North-110th Street station.
The 65-year-old man tried unsuccessfully to continue following his attackers, who headed eastbound on West 110th Street, before calling the police.
He described the man who assaulted him as “approximately 25 years old, 5’9″ tall, 165 pounds, with a light complexion, medium build, and long, black hair placed in a bun. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a white t-shirt, black shorts, and black sneakers.”
He described the woman as “approximately 25 years old, with a light complexion, thin build, and long, brown hair. She was wearing a red tank top, black shorts, black sneakers, and pushing a white suitcase.”
The man’s face was bruised, but he refused medical attention.
Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.