NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating a frightening attack on an 18-year-old woman in Greenwich Village.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. on March 1 along East 8th Street between Mercer and Greene streets.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Police said a man hit the woman with a hard object, then grabbed her by the throat.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
There were no words exchanged before the attack.
Police said the victim suffered pain and bruising. She refused medical attention on the scene.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
The suspect took off in an unknown direction. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.