Assault and Robbery at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church: 68-Year-Old Victim in Critical Condition

68-year-old woman in critical condition after punching attack, robbery on church steps in Queens

A 68-year-old woman is in critical condition after falling victim to a brutal punching attack and robbery in Queens on Sunday.

According to police, the attack occurred at 8:30 a.m. in front of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 84-35 152 Street in Jamaica.

The victim was followed from behind, and when she reached the top of the stairs, the suspect jumped in front of her and knocked her down so hard that she went airborne.

The suspect was caught on surveillance camera.

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EMS transported the victim to Booth Memorial Hospital following the attack.

Head Priest Konstantinos Kalogridis stated that the woman is awake and recovering.

"I visited her yesterday at the hospital. She was alert and conscious. I gave her a blessing, administered holy communion, and offered a prayer and an icon," he said.

Meanwhile, the thief managed to escape with a cellphone, credit cards, and $300 in cash before fleeing the scene in the victim's 2006 Nissan Altima.

The suspect is described as 18-25 years old, 5'8" with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt under a black jacket, black pants, a black face mask, and black sneakers with red trim.

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