Home Handbags New York woman beaten and left in critical condition for $175 watch

New York woman beaten and left in critical condition for $175 watch


A 42-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition after a violent assault at a Brooklyn hotel, police said Tuesday.

She was knocked unconscious during the robbery and the thief fled with her purse containing a $175 Michael Kors watch, police say.

The victim had arranged to meet her attacker at the Quality Inn on 3rd Avenue near 44th Street in Sunset Park just before noon Sunday when the scammer jumped on her and tried to take her bag, cops said.

The assailant kicked the woman repeatedly as the two fought, knocking the victim unconscious. He then fled the hotel with his purse, surveillance video recovered by police shows.

EMS found the woman at the hotel. She was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, where she remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday.

Law enforcement sources said the woman did not have a home address and may have stayed at the hotel as part of a city housing program.

Detectives released surveillance footage of the suspect on Tuesday in the hope that someone would recognize him. He was described as dark-skinned and between 24 and 35 years old. He was last seen wearing a green Yankees baseball cap, black jeans, black boots and goggles and carrying a blue bag, cops said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.