Three women and a man ganged up on a 61-year-old woman who needs a walker to get around and brutally beat her on a Harlem sidewalk Tuesday evening, the New York Post reported.
What are the details?
Surveillance video showed the attackers repeatedly punching and stomping on the victim after she was tackled to the sidewalk.
At one point, one of the female attackers was seen beating the outnumbered woman with a cooking pot, police told the paper.
The beating — which took place at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 151st Street around 8:20 p.m. — lasted at least 40 seconds, the Post noted.
For their efforts, the assailants rewarded themselves with credit cards, a whopping $22 in cash — as well as the walker, police told the paper.
The disabled victim was taken to a hospital where she was recovering from her injuries, police added to the Post.
Detectives were looking for the attackers, the paper said.
More of the same
Violent crime in New York City appears to have captured more attention of late:
- A man was caught on video slugging a 60-year-old woman in the head in an unprovoked attack in the Grand Central subway station in New York City last week. The woman — grandmother who was praying the rosary at the time — will be out of work for weeks due to her injuries.
- A violent repeat offender was caught on police bodycam video smashing a glass bottle over a New York City police officer's head in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn street early Sunday morning.
- A woman suffered a critical head injury after she and her son were yanked down subway stairs during a botched robbery Saturday morning in Manhattan.
- Surveillance video captured the harrowing moment a baby-faced suspect was said to have fatally shot a man outside a Brooklyn deli last Wednesday.
- An employee of a Queens cellphone store jumped the counter last Monday, nabbed one of three alleged thieves, and easily wrestled her to the floor. But soon one of the other alleged thieves actually reentered the store and bullied the employee, who police said ended up getting robbed himself after a struggle.
- And while it's a bit of a stretch to call it a bright spot, let's not forget that a mom saved her 5-year-old boy from a brazen daylight kidnapping attempt by two men about 8 p.m. last Thursday in Queens.