A 43-year-old woman was repeatedly kicked in the head and body
An attacker was caught on surveillance video putting on blue latex gloves before viciously attacking and attempting to rape a woman in New York City on Friday night.
Police released footage of the man taken in Harlem shortly before a 43-year-old woman was repeatedly kicked in the head and body. The suspect then attempted to rape her between two parked cars, police said.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) says the man put on the gloves at around 11.30pm between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.
“He was walking right behind her when you see him putting the gloves on in the video,” a police source told The New York Post.
“He pounced on her right after that.”
The suspect fled the scene, leaving the victim in a critical condition with severe head trauma. The crime is being considered an attempted murder, the police source told The Post.
Authorities described the suspect as a male in his 40s, 5”8″, with a dark complexion and a stocky build.
He was wearing a dark green baseball hat, a black face mask, a white hooded sweatshirt with colorful designs and red lettering on the front, black pants, black shoes and blue rubber gloves, the NYPD said.
A $3,500 reward has been issued in the case, according to NYPD Crime Stoppers.