Aug. 20, 2021 By Christian Murray
A 49-year-old woman was punched in the head while waiting for a bus in Rego Park earlier this month— in what police believe was a possible hate crime.
The victim was waiting for a bus at the intersection of 63rd Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, when an unidentified female approached her and punched her multiple times in the head without provocation.
The perpetrator allegedly made an anti-Mexican statement during the attack, before fleeing on foot.
The victim, who suffered pain and bruising to her head, was transported by EMS in stable condition to North Shore Hospital. The investigation is being conducted by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force.
The NYPD released a photo of the suspect.
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).