By Christina Carrega
Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a man who senselessly punched a woman in the back of the head as they were exiting a Far Rockaway subway station.
As a 20-year-old woman was exiting the A train at Beach 67th Street on Nov. 11, a man approached and followed her down the staircase, police said. As they reached the mezzanine level of the station, the man allegedly punched her in the back of the head and walked away.
Surveillance video from the train station shows the man walking through the turnstile and into the night around 10 p.m.
Police were called and the woman was treated at the scene.
The random puncher is described as an African-American man with a beard. He was last seen wearing gray pants, a dark colored zip-up jacket and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.