New York Daily News
A woman using a walker was beaten with a metal pot, kicked and punched by a group of strangers in a wild caught-on-video Harlem street attack — and then robbed of her cash and even the walker, cops said Thursday.
The 61-year-old victim was approached by three women and a man shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday near Eighth Ave. and W. 151st St., officials said.
The group of four somehow got into a quarrel with the victim, which quickly escalated, police said.
Startling surveillance released by cops shows one of the women, wearing a yellow shirt, yelling in the victim’s face beneath some sidewalk scaffolding. Another woman in a purple tie-dye shirt is standing next to them.
Seconds later, the woman in yellow grabs the victim by the throat and pushes her into the metal bars, throws her to the cement ground, and pummels her, the footage shows.
The woman in purple meanwhile bashes the victim in the head seven times with a metal pot she is holding before smacking her in the rear end with it.
Meanwhile, the third woman, in an olive-green shirt, approaches along with a man in a white T-shirt. As the victim’s walker sits nearby, the woman in green kicks the victim several times.
The victim continues to struggle as she is pummeled from all directions. Then the woman in purple grabs her by the arm and drags her across the cement while the woman in yellow continues to punch her and pull her hair.
The four attackers then surround the victim and shove her back down onto the sidewalk. The man gives her a half-hearted kick while the woman in yellow delivers one more smack to the defenseless victim’s face.
A young man in a white T-shirt and red shorts leans against the scaffolding and cooly observes the fracas, doing nothing to intervene, the video shows.
The four attackers made off with the victim’s bag, which contained $22 and credit cards, police said. They also swiped her walker.
The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital with bruising to her head, officials said. She was in stable condition.
Her attackers have not been caught. Cops are asking the public’s help identifying them and tracking them down.
Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 577-TIPS.
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