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NYPD reports demon knocked elderly woman unconscious and stole her backpack

A violent con artist knocked a 67-year-old woman unconscious at a Queens subway station – then swiped her backpack as she lay on the ground, cops said on Sunday as they released surveillance video of the suspect.

Investigators believe the victim was “punched in the head and knocked unconscious” at 6.30pm on October 7 inside Queens Boulevard and Grand Avenue tube station in Elmhurst, a police spokesman said.

Police said the suspect stole the woman’s backpack, which contained a myriad of personal items.

The bully then stole his purple and white backpack, which contained his credit cards, personal identification and house keys.

The woman suffered bruising and swelling on the left side of her face and was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in Forest Hills in stable condition, cops said.

The scammer attempted to use the victim’s credit card the next morning at Jumbo’s Hamburger Place at 274 W. 145th St. in Harlem, but the charge of $10.62 was denied, police said.

Screenshot of a suspect walking through a subway station.
The suspect was seen walking around with the victim’s backpack.

The assailant ended up having a meal another way and ate at the restaurant in Manhattan before walking north on Fredrick Douglass Boulevard, cops say. Police released surveillance video and photos of him from the subway station and restaurant.

He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with “BROOKLYN” on the front, a blue mask, a black hoodie and blue jeans, and carrying the victim’s backpack.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD 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 on to the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/or on Twitter @NYPDTips.