German tourist sexually assaulted, robbed in violent attack as she walked back to her Harlem Airbnb
A violent robber is on the loose after knocking a German tourist’s teeth out and sexually assaulting her as she was walking back to her Harlem Airbnb rental, police said Friday.
Shocking surveillance video released by cops shows the crook attacking his 31-year-old victim on W. 146th St. near Frederick Douglass Blvd. about 2:50 a.m. Thursday.
He wound up and delivered a crushing blow to the woman's head that dropped her to the ground, then continued to punch her as she covered her face to try and protect herself from the force of his blows, the video shows.
While the victim was on the ground, her attacker tore off her pants and sexually assaulted her, police said
The beating knocked several of the woman's teeth out and left her face and body bruised and swollen. Paramedics took her to an area hospital where she is in serious but stable condition, cops said.
The attacker ran away east on W. 146th St. with the victim's purse.
Police sources said cops are investigating whether the same man is responsible for a robbery and assault on April 24 just four blocks from Thursday’s attack.
In the earlier incident, a crook walked up behind a 35-year-old woman, pretended he had a gun and grabbed her handbag.
He hit her repeatedly in the face with his fists, pulled down her pants and grabbed her groin, police said.
Paramedics took the victim to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.
Cops released surveillance video Thursday showing the suspect in the earlier incident pushing a shopping cart inside a building lobby. He was wearing a green sweat suit, black hat and white sneakers.
The suspect in Thursday’s attack is described as black, about 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds with short, dark colored hair. He was wearing grey sweatpants, white sneakers and a dark-colored hoodie.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
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