CHILLING video released by the NYPD shows a suspect putting on latex gloves before allegedly beating a woman he had tried to force himself on, police said.
The 43-year-old victim was left seriously injured after the brutal beating. She was repeatedly curb stopped in the head as the man tried to rape her between two parked cars.
Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly curb stomped a woman before attempting to rape herCredit: NYPD
Video shows the man putting on blue latex gloves before the attack, likely in an attempt to avoid leaving fingerprints at the sceneCredit: NYPD
The gloves were likely used in an attempt to avoid leaving fingerprint evidence at the scene, authorities believe.
The attack occurred Friday night on West 123rd Street between Leonx Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, said police.
“He was walking right behind her when you see him putting the gloves on in the video,” said a police source to the New York Post. “He pounced on her right after that.”
After grabbing the woman, the suspect repeatedly kicked her before undressing her in an attempt to sexually assault her. However, the suspect fled before completing the rape.
The woman had sustained severe head trauma and was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. She is listed in critical condition.
Police are looking at the case as a possible attempted murder. The suspect is described as a mail in his 40s, standing at 5’8 with a dark complexion and stocky build.
He was last seen wearing a dark green baseball cap, a black face mask, white hooded sweatshirt with red lettering on the front, black pants, back shoes and blue latex gloves, said police.
Anyone with information about the suspect or incident is being urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Crime in NYC has been on the rise for many years. In February 2022, there were 32 murders – three more compared to the same month last year.
Car theft has skyrocketed up nearly 105 percent and grand larceny is up nearly 80 percent compared to last year. Robberies and assaults also saw big surges.
Rape saw a haunting rise by 35 percent last month.
New NYC Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, has vowed to crack down on crimes in the streets and on the subway.
Experts have played former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policies for the current crime wave in the city.
Hate crimes on Asian Americans and the Jewish community have also doubled since last year. In a recent poll, nearly 75 percent of all NYC voters considered crime to be a “very serious” problem.
Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers HotlineCredit: NYPD
The suspect is described as a mail in his 40s, standing at 5’8 with a dark complexion and stocky buildCredit: NYPD
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