NBC 4 New York
A 52-year-old woman riding her bike home from a Queens gym over the weekend was knocked off her cycle by a minivan and then dragged into the vehicle by two men who bound, blindfolded and beat her while demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, law enforcement sources said. Marc Santia reports.
The two suspects, one of whom is depicted in the above sketch, told the woman they knew she had money in her house and demanded $400,000 while beating her in the van, those sources said. They threatened to kill her if she didn't give them the money, and tossed her out of the van after about 15 minutes.
The victim, who told police she owns Central Car Service in Jackson Heights, told authorities one of the suspects was arguing on the phone with a woman during the attack.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.