Violent mugger targeting Asian victims in Harlem

What the hell? In New York, police are looking for a violent felon who is responsible for assaulting multiple Asian victims in Harlem over the past week: Man sought in brutal beatings of 7 Asian victims in Harlem.

According to police, in all seven cases, the suspect follows his victims -- both men and women -- from and around the 110 Street Station into an elevator and starts punching as soon as the door closes, viciously targeting the victim's head. The suspect then leaves with the victim's cell phone, wallet or purse, keys and ID.

All of the victims are Asian, all within one week. The attacks are being investigated by the NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit, though authorities have yet to determine whether the victims were indeed targeted because of their race. What, this guy has to actually say something to make it a hate crime? I don't think it's coincidence.

The latest attack occurred on Thursday morning. The suspect is described as a Latino male, 25-35 years old, 6'0"-6'2" tall, and 200-240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Stay safe, my friends.

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