Cops: Suspect punches woman in face, tries to rob her in Long Island City

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Sketch courtesy of NYPD
Sketch courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man who they say tried to rob a woman in Long Island City Sunday.

The suspect approached the 47-year-old victim near 44th Drive and 11th Street around 3:45 a.m., punched her in the face and attempted to steal her purse, said cops.  He then fled without the handbag.

Minor injuries were reported as a result of the incident, said police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.