Police are looking for a robber they said clubbed, punched or threatened to shoot six people in a Queens neighborhood over the last several days.
Three people went to the hospital with injuries after the robber, identified by police as 24-year-old Luke Boynton, attacked them as they were walking in Far Rockaway in the evening or early morning between Sept. 30 and Monday, according to the NYPD.
The robber’s onslaught began on Sept. 30, when he argued with his 72-year-old victim before punching him in the face and stealing cash.
A few hours later, at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 1, he attacked a 25-year-old man from behind, beating him with a wooden club several times. He stole $100 from the 25-year-old, who then went to St. John’s Hospital.
Then, on Monday, the man struck four times between 7:50 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., according to police. He cracked one man in the head and body with a stick, shoved a woman to the wall in an attempt to get her purse, held another woman at gunpoint and threatened to shoot her if she screamed before taking off with her cash, and punched another woman in another attempted purse-snatching. Two of the victims went to the hospital with injuries.
Boynton’s last known address was in Far Rockaway, according to police. Anyone with information about the man should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.