A startling new video exhibits the second a person places an unsuspecting straphanger in a chokehold at a Manhattan subway cease and assaults the lady earlier than stealing her purse.
The surveillance footage, posted by Progressive Motion TV, captures the vicious assault on a 23-year-old girl who was standing on the northbound D platform on the thirty fourth Road-Herald Sq. station at about 4 a.m. on Monday.
The just-over-a-minute clip exhibits the unknown attacker arising on his sufferer from behind as she stood close to the sting of the platform,
He then drags her about 10 toes earlier than throwing her to the bottom and punches her a number of instances, the video exhibits.
Cops launched pictures of the suspect Tuesday leaving the subway station.
The assault comes as crime — in addition to ridership — returns to pre-pandemic ranges on the transit system.
Final week, cops reported 60 incidents of significant crimes in comparison with 33 in the identical week in 2020, when NYC noticed a traditionally low subway inhabitants.
There was a 27 % uptick in felony assaults on the subway thus far this 12 months in comparison with 2019, a extra correct time comparability primarily based on ridership slightly than 2020, NYPD knowledge exhibits.
To this point this 12 months, 408 critical assaults have been reported in comparison with 313 in 2019, in keeping with police knowledge.
Misdemeanor assaults, although, are down almost the identical proportion.