Police are looking for three suspects accused of attacking a woman on a Harlem sidewalk last week. And the victim claims that it started when she saw one one suspect using the ladies' restroom.
The incident took place at 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in front of 2247 7th Avenue. According to the NYPD, a male suspect "approached a 53-year-old female and struck her with a baseball bat knocking her to the ground. The female was then struck by a second individual with a closed fist about her head and body. A third individual then slashed the female victim on the right side of her face."
The victim, who was treated for her injuries, spoke to WABC 7 and described the assault, "He hit me over several times with that bat and all I could think about was my head getting busted so I kept holding this arm up to protect my head.. A guy came on the side and I just felt somebody take something and go straight down my face. Sharp."
She added that she saw one of her attackers in the bathroom of Lorraine's Bar earlier, "He said I'll use any (expletive) restroom I wanna use. I said whatever man." According to WABC 7, "The man warned her not to come outside, but she thought it was over. It wasn't."
Authorities released video of the attack:
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.