Woman at Midtown restaurant attacked, targeted with anti-gay slurs, police say

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, September 17, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are looking for two women and a man in connection with a bias attack at a Midtown restaurant.

At 1 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to the Barkogi restaurant 957 Second Ave. A woman had been attacked, and had cuts and bruises on her knees, according to the New York City Police Department.

The victim and her mother were eating dinner at the restaurant when three people, sitting at a table behind them, started yelling obscenities and anti-gay slurs at the victim. Police said they threw the victim to the ground then began dragging her by the her legs injuring her knees, before fleeing.

The victim was treated at NYU hospital for minor injuries then released. The investigation is ongoing.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: White man, mid-40s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 lbs., balding with a beard.

Suspect #2: White woman, mid-30s, about 5 feet 7 inches, 130 lbs., dirty blonde hair. She was last seen wearing light colored shirt, black pants and light colored high heel boots.

Suspect #3: White woman, mid-30s, about 5 feet 7 inches, 120 lbs., with long wavy black hair. She was last seen wearing a white tank top, black pants and black high heel boots.

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