Police are hunting for a man they suspect of breaking into two homes in the area and assaulting the homeowners. They’ve released the above photo in the hopes that someone can help them nab him.
The first of the robberies occurred on September 27 at Bay Parkway and 86th Street. The robber forced his way in, stole cash and electronics and assaulted a 47-year-old victim.
The second robbery took place on October 1, at 7267 7th Avenue, where again he forced his way in and assaulted the woman living there.
The suspect’s name is Faisal Shafi, he’s 21 and he’s believed to be living somewhere on Stillwell Avenue.
He is about 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, according to NBC New York.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. All callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-577-TIPS, via the website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.