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NYC Jogger Punched in Face, Beaten With Cane by Same Man in Separate Attacks 3 Hours Apart: Police

What to Know

  • Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman twice within a span of hours in Brooklyn over the summer
  • First he punched her in the face as she jogged on DeKalb Avenue; less than three hours later, he attacked her with a walking cane
  • Police say the woman did not appear to know the man; anyone with information about him is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS

Cops are looking for a young man they say punched a 33-year-old woman in the face as she jogged in Brooklyn early one morning, then beat her with a walking cane when he ran into her hours later on the same street, authorities say. 

Police say the stranger, thought to be in his mid-to-late 20s, first attacked the woman in front of a laundry service on DeKalb Avenue around 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. He sneaked up on her from behind and threw a punch. 

The woman kept jogging and got away. Less than three hours later, around 9 a.m., cops say the woman was walking in the back of a rental building a block or so away when the man approached her yet again. This time, police say, he repeatedly beat her with a walking cane, lacerating her forearm before he fled. 

The woman walked to a local precinct to report the attacks. She was treated at a hospital for various injuries and released. 

Cops released a surveillance image of the man (above). He was last seen wearing a green tank top, red shorts and white and black sneakers. He also has a tattoo on his face. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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