This morning, DCPI released surveillance video of a man fitting the description of the suspect in the brutal assaults in Riverside Park on Monday morning. The surveillance video shows a shirtless man wearing shorts walking along W. 97th St. near Riverside Dr. The video was captured about an hour after the attacks by a camera near the park. The first victim, a 19-year-old Barnard student had her Ipod stolen in the vicious attack. The suspect can be seen holding an Ipod in his right hand. The student has been released from the hospital, officials say.
Twenty minutes after the first assault, police say the same suspect attacked a 48-year-old woman from behind who was walking her dog in the park.
Police have released surveillance video of a person they say fits the description of the suspect who assaulted two women in Riverside Park. The video was captured about an hour after the attacks by a camera near the park, according to WABC News.
A handful of people took an evening stroll on a well lit trail in Riverside Park Friday night.
Punctuated by lamposts, it provides and equal sense of security as it does beauty.
That's until you see the picture released by police of a man, they say, heartlessly attacked two women within 20 minutes early Monday morning.
The first victim was a 19-year-old Barnard College student who was jogging on a path near W. 120th Street.
That's when she was approached from behind.
He smashed her head into a wall so hard she was knocked unconscious.
He stole her iPod.
Twenty minutes later, and 22 blocks south, a 48-year-old woman was walking her dog.
That's when a man grabbed her from behind near 98th Street, threw her to the ground and then punched her.
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