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Senior woman bashed with rock on W. 14th St. in random attack

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 or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips leading to an arrest and indictment can receive rewards of up to $3,500. All tips are confidential.


  1. Dianna Maeurer Dianna Maeurer July 16, 2023

    The attacked woman pointed out the perpetrator to the police on duty and now the public is expected to report if this creep is seen by listing on him Crimestoppers?  “A detective on the case reportedly told her the officers were “new on the job.””Just what had they learned at the Police Academy?  Let’s wait until he’s captured on video for real proof; victims of crime can’t be trusted?

  2. RK Tripp RK Tripp July 15, 2023

    Wow. Sounds like the NYPD Officers Bartleby and Scrivener preferred not to do their jobs. What is going on with the NYPD?

    • Bonnie Bonnie July 16, 2023

      What the Dickens? Your comment was perfect. 😊

  3. Gary Tomei Gary Tomei July 13, 2023

    Son of a bitch! Piece of shit! He should be shot!!!!!!

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