Man throws woman into scaffolding pole, drags her in brutal Chelsea attack

Police are searching for the man who brutally attacked two women in Chelsea, and they are hoping video of the assault will lead to an arrest.The attack happened around 9:30 p.m. on June 26, on West 15th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.The man approached the two women, ages 33 and 31, and grabbed the 31-year-old, throwing her into a scaffolding pole and onto the ground.He then dragged her as he tried to steal her purse.

The man then punched the 33-year-old woman in the face before fleeing.

The 31-year-old female victim sustained severe lacerations to the back of her head, while the 33-year-old female victim sustained bruising to the face.EMS transported both to NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue in stable condition.

Anyone with information in regard 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).ALSO READ

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