Attacker scratches teens, steals their glasses in bizarre Queens subway robberies

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February 28, 2020 - 1:55 pm
Suspect glasses robberies



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A woman scratched at least two teen girls and stole their eyeglasses off their faces in a strange string of robberies in Queens.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect—a 30-something-year-old woman—on Friday.

The two robberies happened earlier this month at the 33rd Street station in Long Island City, which serves the 7 train.

The woman first attacked a 19-year-old, ripping off her glasses and clawing her face, police said.

Minutes later, the woman went up to a 14-year-old girl and grabbed her glasses and scratched her face.

Neither of the victims was seriously injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.