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Terrifying moment man brutally attacks woman, 36, in Lexington Avenue subway elevator


Terrifying moment man brutally attacks woman, 36, in Lexington Avenue subway elevator before dragging her out by her feet and stealing $50

  • Footage shows a man brutally assaulting a 36-year-old woman in the elevator
  • Attack took place at Lexington Avenue subway station in Harlem on November 1
  • Punches victim multiple times before dragging her by her feet and stealing $50


This is the moment a man brutally attacked a woman in the elevator of New York City subway station earlier this month, before dragging her out by her feet and stealing $50.

Terrifying footage of the assault was released by police on Wednesday and shows the attack that took place on Monday, November 1 at 10.25pm.

The video shows a 36-year-old woman getting into the elevator at Lexington Avenue subway station in Harlem with her utility cart.

This is the moment a man in a hoodie brutally attacked a 36-year-old woman in the elevator of Lexington Avenue subway station in Harlem, New York City earlier this month

A man wearing a dark hoodie approached her as she pressed the button in the elevator and appeared to talk to her before he became visibly angry. 

He screamed at the woman in her face before grabbing and punching her multiple times with her back against the elevator wall.

During the assault, the victim attempted to push him away but he knocked her to the floor and then dragged her out of the elevator by her feet.

Police said the attacker stole $50 in cash from the woman and fled the scene. 

The assault left the victim with swelling to her face but she refused medical attention, police said.

Terrifying footage of the assault was released by police showing the attack on November 1 at 10.25pm as the man punches the victim multiple times before dragging her out by her feet (pictured) and stealing $50

Terrifying footage of the assault was released by police showing the attack on November 1 at 10.25pm as the man punches the victim multiple times before dragging her out by her feet (pictured) and stealing $50

No arrests have been made and the suspect was still being sought on Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the attack has been asked to contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

The attack comes amid a recent surge in violent crime in New York City and terrifying footage of people being assaulted.

According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent.  

According to the NYPD's latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent

According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent 

The annual trend is also making a worrying rise of seven per cent. This year saw 16,899 felony assaults carried out up until October 3, compared to 15,787 for the same period in 2020.

Meanwhile, a staggering 393 gun arrests were made in September alone, bringing the total number of gun arrests to 3,425 between January and the end of September.

This is a dramatic increase of 20.9 percent from the same period in 2020 when 2,832 gun arrests were made.

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