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Police Seeking Far Rockaway Man for Allegedly Punching, Choking, and Robbing Female Victim

Jonathan Rivera, 19, snatched a purse out of a female acquaintance's hands and then assaulted her, cops say.

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NCPD are seeking Jonathan Rivera of Far Rockaway, 19, in connection with an Assault.

Photo by: Nassau County Police Department

Inwood, NY - May 17, 2018 - Fourth Squad detectives are investigating an Assault which occurred on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Inwood.
According to detectives, the 18 year old female victim was at a residence on Doughty Blvd. and was approached by suspect Jonathan Rivera, 19, of Far Rockaway. Suspect who is an acquaintance snatched victim’s purse out of her hands and began to choke, punch and kick her on the head and body. Suspect then used the victim’s phone and struck her in the face with it. Suspect then fled the scene on foot-west on Redfern Ave. His whereabouts are unknown at this time. The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for bruises and swelling to her face, head and hip.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jonathan Rivera to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.