NEW YORK CITY—A 23-year-old Asian woman was beaten, robbed, and fondled in a Midtown subway station on Monday.
The savage attack happened around 4 a.m. Monday on northbound D platform at the 34th Street-Herald Square station, according to the New York Post.
The assailant, described as an African-American male, repeatedly punched the Asian woman in the face, put her in a headlock, and threw her to the ground.
According to the NYPD, while the victim was down, the assailant allegedly touched the woman’s private parts and took off with her purse.
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Authorities also say it’s unfortunately common for Asian women to be randomly touched and fondled by African-American assailants. When Asian women resist, they’re beaten.
Police are still looking for the suspect, who is shown on surveillance footage released Monday night wearing a dark sweatshirt and sweatpants. The video shows him jumping the turnstile and walking through a desolate mezzanine area.