Looking for Suspects in Series of Attacks on Asian Women in L.E.S. - NBC New York

Looking for Suspects in Series of Attacks on Asian Women in L.E.S.

Police are investigating the attacks of five female Asian victims as possible bias crimes.



    NYPD Surveillance Video of LES Hate Crime Suspects

    The NYPD is looking for the people in this video in relation to attacks on five women downtown. (Published Friday, April 9, 2010)

    A string of similar attacks on five Asian women on the edge of Chinatown have New York City police investigating them as possible bias crimes.
    In each incident, all occurring in the past two weeks, the woman was assaulted in or near a public housing project.

    Police released video Friday of three suspects entering the Gompers Houses at 90 Pitt Street, where the first victim, 50, was assaulted at about 1:20 a.m. on March 31.

    The second attack took place around 9:20 p.m. the same day when a 60-year-old woman was assaulted in the rear of the Baruch Houses at 577 FDR Drive.

    On April 3, a 71-year-old woman was attacked at approximately 6:40 p.m. outside of the Baruch Houses.

    A 66-year-old woman was struck at about 12:30 p.m. on April 4 in the lobby of the Baruch Houses.

    The latest attack was on a 68-year-old woman on April 5 around 11 p.m. in front of 247 Broadway. 

    Police say that none of the woman were seriously injured and do not believe the suspects used racial slurs. The incidents are being investigated by the Hate Crimes Task Force.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at  (800) 577-TIPS (8477), submit their tips through the Crime Stoppers' website, or by texting "TIP557" plus their tips to CRIMES (274637).