By Sabina Mollot
Police are looking for two people who choked and beat a woman after a third suspect, who’s since been arrested, allegedly stole her phone and took part in the assault, at the Good Stuff diner.
Police said that around 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, the victim, a 23-year-old woman, got into an argument with the three suspects, two male and one female, at the diner, which is west of Sixth Avenue at 109 West 14th Street. The woman had been recording the suspects and upon seeing this, one of them tried to snatch the phone from her hand to delete the video.
One of the male suspects, later identified as 31-year-old Senior Caswell of Brooklyn, then forcibly grabbed the phone, while the second male suspect started choking the victim, placing her head between his arms until she was unconscious, and then threw her to the floor.
Caswell and the female suspect then allegedly started punching the victim in the face, cutting her chin, causing her lip to swell and her mouth to bleed. After they were finished, the two men and the woman ran from the restaurant.
Police said they didn’t know the reason the victim had been recording them.
Senior, who police say turned himself in, has been charged with robbery.
The second suspect is described as a black man with a bald head and a beard. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, white sneakers, and denim shorts. The third suspect is a black woman with blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a pink baseball hat, white shoes, and gray sweatpants.
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 nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.