Police have released video of a robbery suspect accused of attacking a woman at a Manhattan acupuncture center yesterday.
The incident occurred at the Green Tea Acupuncture Wellness spa at 240 East 28th Street in Kips Bay, around 12:50 p.m. The NYPD says the suspect entered the establishment and "demanded money from the victim, a 40-year-old female." He then punched the woman in the face and about the body, and demanded that she take off her clothes. Police say he took $500 from the establishment and then fled.
The victim was treated for her injuries at a hospital. Police say the suspect is about 6'2 tall and 220 pounds, with blotchy skin, brown eyes and short curly black hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers and a multi-colored back pack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.