Police-defunded NYC: 61-year-old woman attacked by group, robbed and bashed with cooking pot


NEW YORK CITY, NY – Earlier in July, a 61-year-old woman was brutally beaten and robbed on a city sidewalk in Manhattan by three women, with one of the assailants bludgeoning the victim with a cooking pot during the attack.

A third male individual simply hovered over the victim as she was attacked, watching the beating and robbery.

Police say the attack happened on July 20th at approximately 8:18 p.m. on the corner of West 151st Street and 8th Avenue.

Video from the incident shows a woman in a yellow shirt getting in the face of the victim, eventually grabbing her face, and bringing her to the ground. While the woman in yellow attacks the victim on the ground, a woman in a purple shirt uses a cooking pot to strike the victim.

While the two women were beating the victim, a third woman can be seen in a green shirt stomping on the victim as well. All the while, a male in a white shirt simply hovers over the victim while the three women attack her and does nothing to help.

After the beating, the woman was reportedly robbed of $22, her walker and her credits cards. The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital following the attack and is currently recovering.

Police have not made any arrests yet in the case and are looking to the public to help identify the assailants seen on the video.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Crime Stopers at 800-577-TIPS or message @NYPDTips directly on Twitter.

In other ongoing investigations in The Big Apple, the NYPD are searching for an identified suspect they say is involved in a fatal shooting that occurred in July of 2020

The NYPD are searching for 36-year-old Sanadoni Bennett, who is accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old Jose Cepeda back on July 5th, 2020 along the 200 block of Atkins Avenue in Brooklyn.

Bennet is reportedly an ex-con who was previously imprisoned on a weapons conviction, with his parole having ended roughly three months after the fatal shooting of Cepeda. 

Authorities are also working to identify a suspect who committed an armed robbery by way of a knife earlier in July. 

Police say that on July 18th at approximately 7:00 p.m., a male suspect armed with a knife entered a business located on 403 Crescent Street in Brooklyn and held an employee up at knifepoint while robbing the place for cash.

The suspect was last seen wearing a blue New York Yankees hast, black shorts with white stripes running down the side, and a light blue shirt.

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In another incident caught on camera, police in Seattle are currently looking for two suspects involved in a shoplifting scheme and attack launched against a loss prevention employee at a grocery store. 

Here’s that previous report from earlier in July. 


SEATTLE, WA – Police in Seattle are searching for two suspects involved in a suspected organized retail theft incident and attack on a loss prevention employee from the store where the theft occurred back in late June.

Authorities say the incident occurred at the Safeway located at 2201 E Madison Street on June 26th. A white female suspect with blonde hair entered the Safeway pushing an empty baby stroller that police say she filled up with various merchandise and exited the store with the items concealed.

A loss prevention employee from the Safeway followed the female suspect out of the store and approached her regarding the stolen merchandise.

That’s when detectives say a black male wearing a tank top approached the loss prevention employee and allegedly said:

“Anyone wants to take my shit, I’ll fucking shoot you.”

The male suspect reportedly brandished a firearm after making the threat, but later tossed the firearm into the stroller the female suspect concealed the stolen merchandise in and proceeded to attack the loss prevention employee.

After the scuffle ended between the employee and the male suspect, police say the male and female suspects headed northbound.

Approximately 15 minutes after the fight outside the store, the male suspect returned to the Safeway, wearing a dark blue Fila jacket, and asking employees about the whereabouts of the loss prevention employee. At that point, the loss prevention employee had already gone home for the day.

Detectives described the male suspect as being approximately 5 foot 5 inches and the female suspect standing roughly 5 foot 7 inches, both likely in their 20s or possibly 30s.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Puget Sound Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text the information through the P3 Tips app.

Tipsters can also submit tips at www.P3Tips.com. Any tip that leads to an arrest and conviction is eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

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Moving back to investigations in New York City, authorities are working on multiple cases where they’re looking to identify several suspects involved in various attacks and robberies. 

Here’s that previous report from earlier in July. 


NEW YORK CITY, NY – Police are searching for the suspect caught on surveillance footage dowsing a 57-year-old man with an unknown liquid substance that resulted in the victim needing to be treated for burns.

On July 5th at approximately 10:00 p.m., the 57-year-old victim was walking near the corner of West 47th Street and 6th Avenue when a shirtless suspect crept up behind him and doused the man with a unknown liquid on his back.

As seen on the surveillance footage, the victim fell to the ground after being doused, with the assailant running away without looking back.

The victim was said to have suffered second-degree burns as a result of the attack.

Zack Williams, who works in Midtown, referred to the attack caught on cameras as being “horrible”:

“It’s horrible. It’s a horrible incident. You never want to see something like that go on.”

According to police, there were no words exchanged between the victim and the suspect prior to the attack, which frames the incident as being a completely unprovoked attack as of this point in the investigation.

NYPD officials say that assaults are up 27% in the Midtown North Precinct as compared to 2020.

No arrests have been made in this case. Authorities have described the suspect as being a male with a light complexion and brown hair and brown eyes, standing approximately 5 foot 7 inches and weighing in roughly 130 pounds.

Anyone with information on the case or identity of the attacker is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tipsters can also submit leads via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips.

In other ongoing investigations, police in New York City are looking to identify a suspect involved in two different thefts involving forcible entry that occurred between June 27th and July 5th.

The suspect was caught on surveillance footage from one of the incidents where he entered a construction trailer and removed unspecified property from the trailer.

The NYPD are also searching for a male suspect who was said to have attacked a 70 year old woman earlier in July.

The suspect seen in the photo was said to have struck a 70-year-old woman in the head with an unknown object on July 9th at approximately 10:40 AM along 310 East 14th Street in Manhattan.

In a more disturbing investigation, the NYPD are also trying to identify a male suspect that has been exposing himself on the subway for several months.

The individual pictured was said to have masturbated in front of subway riders on at least five separate occasions since February of 2021.

The NYPD are also currently searching for a male suspect seen on surveillance footage attacking a woman from behind and groping her while holding her down in Brooklyn. 

The victim was said to have not suffered any severe injuries, but told authorities the suspect reached into her shorts while she was held down. 

Authorities say the incident occurred on June 28th at approximately 8:10 p.m. in the area of 361 Stagg Street. 

As seen in the footage, a male suspect can be seen walking behind the 35-year-old victim, then strolling past her as she stands still on the sidewalk.

The footage then cuts to a different camera as the woman is walking down the sidewalk, with the suspect once again behind her. As the victim is walking, the suspect runs up behind her and jumps on her back, bringing her down to the ground. 

Police say as the suspect was on top of the woman, he reached into her shorts and grabbed her buttocks. 

Footage shows the victim hit the suspect in the head with something, which then the suspect gets off of the woman and runs the opposite direction. 

Police described the suspect as standing approximately 5-foot-5 and weighing roughly 165 pounds. 

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 


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