A 43-year-old woman clung to life after an attacker punched her in the back of the head, dragged her between two parked cars and attempted to rape her while brutally beating her in Harlem, police said Sunday.
Video released by the NYPD shows the man donning latex gloves just before the attack around 11:30 p.m. Friday on West 123rd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, police said.
“He was walking right behind her when you see him putting on the gloves in the video,” a police source said. “He threw himself on her right after that.”
The attacker repeatedly kicked the woman in the head and body – even “kicking her on the curb” – before escaping without completing the rape, the source said.
The victim sustained severe head trauma and was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem in critical condition.
The individual is described as a male in his forties, 5ft 8in, of dark complexion and of stocky build.
He was last seen wearing a dark green baseball cap, black face mask, white hoodie with colorful patterns and red lettering across the front, black pants, black shoes and blue rubber gloves, police officers said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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