See message from DI Leyson below. Please get the word out to everyone! Keep your eyes open and report anyone suspicious to 911. Females should make sure they're not being followed! Those of you who have a whistle keep it handy while walking! A perpetrator won't wait for you to dial your cell phone and call 911. We'll bring more whistles to our 10/5 event. This is right on the Maspeth border and not far from Woodside/Winfield!! We all need to be careful!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
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on Monday at approximately 1240 AM, a female Hispanic, 20 years old was walking on Grand Ave and 79 St and reports she was grabbed from behind and pulled into Elmhurst Park where the perp tried to forcefully remove her purse. She struggled and retained her property. At this time the perp did knock her to the ground and got on top of her, touching her breast and pulling at her pants. He then took her headphones and fled.
The perps description is an unknown male with light skin and wavy/curly hair. 5'5", 140 lbs.
Please advise all to be cautious when traveling, especially alone and remain aware of your surroundings. Do Not wear your earphones or ear buds in your ears because you can't hear someone coming.
Ronald D. Leyson
Commanding Officer, 110th Precinct
94-41 43 Ave, Elmhurst NY 11373