A 21-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight on a residential street in Corona on New Year’s Day.
The woman was walking near the intersection of 42nd Avenue and 97th Place just before 3 p.m. when a stranger approached her and pointed a knife at her chest. He threatened her and removed $300 in cash before running off northbound on National Street toward Roosevelt Avenue, police said.
The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where she was listed in stable condition and an NYPD spokesman was unable to describe her injuries.
The suspect is described as approximately 35 years old with a medium complexion and a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a blue and gray Buffalo University hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, white and gray sneakers, and a powder blue fisherman beanie hat.
A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.
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 Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Through Jan. 7, the 110th Precinct, where the crime occurred, has reported nine robberies so far this year, three more than the six reported at the same point in 2023, an increase of 50%, according to the most recent CompStat report.