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Man sought in brutal beatings of 7 Asian victims in Harlem

NEW YORK, NY (PIX11) –  A violent felon has assaulted and attacked six Asian victims in Harlem over the past week. In multiple cases his attacks were so brutal that the victims suffered memory loss and couldn’t even remember what happened.

All seven attacks took place within the past week, and a police source tells PIX11 News the suspect targets the heads of his victims, often continuously punching them even when they’re down and out.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating, but has not made  a determination on whether the victims were indeed targeted because of their race.

One 46-year-old female victim was struck from behind on her head and was knocked unconscious, discovered in the elevator by building security. She has no memory of the incident.

Another victim, a 63-year-old man, was also beaten unconscious so badly that he has no recollection of the attacker.

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect, as caught by cameras in his first and second attacks.

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect, as caught by cameras in his first and second attacks.

The latest attack took place Thursday morning. The 47-year-old female victim is  hospitalized with severe internal head injuries.

In each of the cases, the suspect follows his victim into an elevator, unleashing his attack as soon as the door closes. The suspect then leaves with the victim’s cell phones, wallets, keys and IDs.

The NYPD has released two snapshots of the suspect, described as a Latino male, 25-25 years old, 6’0”-6’2” tall, and 200-240 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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9 Comments to “Man sought in brutal beatings of 7 Asian victims in Harlem”

    adrian said:
    January 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    wtf another crack head

    Jennifer said:
    January 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    i hope he will get caught..THIS GUY HAS MENTAL PROBLEMS

    dude said:
    January 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I thought all Asians had karate skills

      Guest said:
      January 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      you're an idiot

      asian said:
      January 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      and i thought your mom was clean

    Guest said:
    January 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Hmm.. a 46 yr old woman and 63 year old man, what a puss.

    Guest said:
    January 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Why does a comment criticizing the NYPD get deleted but a comment mocking an Asian stereotype stay up? Racist much?

      Guest said:
      January 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      Please enlighten and free me of my ignorant ways, administrator.

        troll said:
        January 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        then bend over my friend

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