Cops are looking for the suspect who attacked the owner of the Queens pawnshop in his store

Photos courtesy of NYPD

Detectives are looking for a suspect who beat up a pawnbroker in Queens earlier this week.

According to police, at 12:59 p.m. on March 28, officers from the 103rd Precinct responded to a call about an ongoing assault inside the Global Pawn Shop, located at 178-22 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Upon arrival, officers found the store owner, a 60-year-old man, with severe head trauma.

A preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown person entered the store, approached the victim and struck him repeatedly with an unknown object. The suspect then fled the store and headed west on Jamaica Avenue.

Paramedics transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.

The NYPD released photos and video of the suspect taken near the crime scene:

The suspect is described as a man of medium skin tone and build, 5ft 7in tall and weighing 150lbs. He was last seen wearing a green Adidas baseball cap, black face mask, dark blue jacket with a hood, black backpack, dark green pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

James T. Quintero