BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police said a senior woman was slammed in the head with a rock as she was walking in the Greenwich Village/Chelsea area one morning last week.
The 67-year-old was walking at Seventh Avenue and W. 14th Street around 9 a.m. on Thurs., July 6, when she was approached by a stranger who, unprovoked, struck her in her head with the hard object, according to police. The man then fled westbound on W. 15th Street toward Eighth Avenue.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a head injury.
Police described the attacker as having a medium build, with long dark hair and a beard and standing around 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a green shirt.
The victim, who is an artist and dancer, anonymously told the New York Post that she alerted two police officers who were on the scene about the attack and that, even though the assailant was still within view, they did not make any effort to arrest him. A detective on the case reportedly told her the officers were “new on the job.” The victim credited her agility as a dancer to dodging a more serious blow, feeling the attacker wanted to club her square in the face.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.