Allerton: assault on a Chinese restaurant employee for food service

By SILE MOLONEY

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman seen in the attached video who is wanted for questioning in connection with an assault at a Chinese restaurant in Allerton.

On Monday, March 7, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the woman entered the China Mia restaurant, located at 2232 White Plains Road in Allerton and began a verbal argument with a 33-year-old employee over the restaurant service.

The woman then went behind the restaurant’s food counter and punched the victim several times in the head, then fled on foot to areas unknown. The victim refused to be treated on the spot.

The attacker is described as female, fair-skinned, in her 20s, 5ft 5in tall, weighs approximately 150lbs, had black hair tied in a ponytail on the day of the incident and was the last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.

The surveillance video and photo of the woman are attached and were obtained from the scene of the incident.

Norwood News asked if the victim was Asian and if racial slurs were used during the incident. A police spokesperson replied: “The victim is Asian. There is no additional information available regarding [any] statements made during the incident.

Irene Estrada, Democratic District Leader for Assembly District 80, later said of the incident, “Today I met with the boss and he explained that the employee was very scared and that it was very traumatic for everyone.” She added, “I assured him that the police will find this woman and that our district will continue to support her with love and prayers.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.