Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man responsible for the chemical assault on a woman in Long Island City last week.
The unknown male attacked a 59-year-old woman on Aug. 19 at 5:20 p.m. as she was on Skillman Avenue near 34th Street, cops said.
According to authorities, the woman was trying to enter her car when the suspect called to her from behind and asked to speak with her. When she turned around the man threw an unknown substance, which was inside a coffee cup and reportedly acid-like in nature, in her face. The suspect then fled the scene.
Responding EMS transported the victim to Cornell Medical Center, where she was treated for third-degree burns on her face and later released.
The suspect is described as a black man, about 30 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall, and with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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 enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.