Elderly woman viciously assaulted in attempted rape
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A 73-year-old woman was recovering from a vicious assault during an attempted rape in Manhattan.
The victim was walking in front of 11 Greenwich Street at about 1 a.m. on Sunday when the assailant approached her demanding sex, according to police.
When she refused, he punched her several times in the face knocking out several teeth and breaking her eye socket, added cops. She also suffered multiple cuts and bruises.
The man took her bag which had $20 inside before running off.
The victim was treated at a local hospital. Police were searching for the suspect.
He is described as black, 25-35 years old, 6 feet tall with a slim build. He was wearing a red tracksuit with gray and white Nike sneakers.
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