A Russian vacationer and her buddy had been violently attacked by a would-be mugger on a Manhattan sidewalk in late June, police and sources stated.
The 2 girls had been randomly focused by a male suspect as they strolled alongside West fifteenth Road close to Eighth Avenue in Chelsea at about 9:30 p.m. on June 26, in accordance with police.
The brute attacked the 31-year-old vacationer first, grabbing her and tossing her right into a scaffolding pole earlier than shoving her to the bottom, in accordance with police sources and video footage of the incident.
The horrifying video of the assault reveals the suspect then drag the lady throughout the sidewalk as her 33-year-old buddy tries to intervene.
The suspect tried to tear away the vacationer’s purse, however she managed to carry onto it, in accordance with police.
The assailant then socked the older girl within the face earlier than fleeing on foot westbound on West fifteenth Road, in accordance with police.
Police had been nonetheless looking for the person as of late Monday.
The ladies had been each taken to Bellevue Hospital in steady situation, police stated.