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Woman beaten, dragged from subway elevator by mugger: video

A woman was repeatedly punched in the face by an unhinged mugger and dragged from an elevator inside a Harlem subway stop, a disturbing new video shows.

The 36-year-old woman was attacked and robbed just before 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 inside the subway station at 125 Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem, police said.

The video, released by cops on Wednesday, shows the attacker approaching the woman inside the elevator and the two appearing to exchange words.

The man quickly becomes irate, starts screaming at the woman and gets in her face, the video shows.

The woman tries to push the unknown man away, but the attacker grabs her purple jacket with his left hand and forcefully punches her three times in the face with his right.

The attacker then throws the woman to the ground and drags her by her legs out of the elevator, the video shows.

Surveillance footage shows a mugger violently assaulting a woman in an elevator at a subway station in East Harlem.
Surveillance footage shows a mugger violently assaulting a woman in an elevator at a subway station in East Harlem.
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Surveillance footage shows a mugger violently assaulting a woman in an elevator at a subway station in East Harlem.
The alleged mugger took off with only $50 after violently pummeling the woman.
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Cops say the man grabbed $50 from her and took off.

The woman had a bruised face but refused medical attention, police said.

Police are still searching for the attacker.

Transit crime is up this year compared to last, but that uptick Police Commissioner Dermot Shea pointed out on PIX 11 Wednesday morning “is a little misleading” since the pandemic shutdowns led to historically low subway ridership in 2020.

Surveillance footage shows a mugger violently assaulting a woman in an elevator at a subway station in East Harlem.
The female victim was left with a bruised face following an assault from an alleged mugger.
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Surveillance footage shows a mugger violently assaulting a woman in an elevator at a subway station in East Harlem.
The alleged mugger shoved the woman to the ground and dragged her out.
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Figures for transit crime over the same time in 2019, the more comparable dataset for any potential trends, were not immediately available.


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