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Man Knocked to Ground During Violent Queens Robbery Has Died

Police footage moments prior to the deadly push (NYPD)

March 1, 2022 By Christian Murray

A 38-year-old Manhattan man who was viciously assaulted and robbed on a street corner on the border of Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill on Valentine’s Day is dead, according to the NYPD.

Jose Luis Figueroa succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 19, just five days after the attack, the NYPD announced today. The case, cops said, has now been ruled a homicide.

The incident took place at around 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 132nd St, when a man pushed Figueroa to the ground causing him to hit his head and render him unconscious. Police released surveillance video of the violent shove.

The suspect then went through Figueroa’s pockets while he lay on the ground and removed some of his personal belongs before fleeing. It is unclear what was taken.

The police describe the suspect as being approximately 30 to 40 years of age and with a dark complexion.

Anyone with information in regard to this attack 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.

 

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