Police are looking for a creep who bashed three Asian women in the face with a hard object in different neighborhoods in Manhattan. One of the incidents, which all took place this week, happened on East 30th Street and police are investigating the attacks as bias crimes.
The victims were all taken to hospitals and have since been treated and released.
According to police the pattern is as follows:
On Wednesday, June 10 4:15 p.m., the first victim, a 35-year-old woman, was sitting outside near 155 Grand Street, when the suspect attempted to strike up a conversation with her. The victim ignored him however and he left. According to a story in the Daily News, the man had asked her who the president of the United States is. Moments later, he returned with a white plastic bag, which had a hard object inside and he struck the victim in the cheek/chin area. Then he ran off.
Later that evening at around 8 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was walking down Park Avenue and East 30th Street, when the same man walked past her and waited at the corner. When the victim reached the corner the suspect struck her in the face with a white plastic bag containing a hard object.
On Friday, at 12:25 a.m., a 34-year-old woman was walking along Second Avenue and East 60th Street, when the same man walked up to her and struck her in the forehead with a white plastic bag containing a hard object.
Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or text their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.