Police are searching for the suspect who they say violently assaulted a man and woman in front of an Upper East Side deli after getting into an argument last month.
Photos of the suspect released by the NYPD show a man, believed to be in his mid 50s, who investigators say got into a dispute with the 25-year-old man and 28-year-old woman in front of 84 Corner Deli — located at 1624 Second Avenue, at the corner of East 84th Street — which escalated to violence.
The vicious attack unfolded after midnight on Monday, January 16th, when detectives say the suspect punched the man in the face, then pushed and kicked the woman to the ground.
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Both victims suffered minor injuries in the assault and were treated by paramedics on the scene, investigators say.
The suspect is described by police as standing 5’9” tall, with brown eyes and short blonde hair. He’s seen in photos wearing a dark-colored North Face bubble jacket and horn-rimmed glasses.
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Violence has spiked on the Upper East Side to start the new year, according to NYPD data, with felony assaults up 31% compared to same time period in 2021. While that figure may sound alarmingly high, it translates to total of five additional felony assaults reported since January first.
If you recognize the suspect or have any information that can help police, you’re asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.
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