The attack happened around 9:30 p.m. on June 26, on West 15th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
The man approached the two women, ages 33 and 31, and grabbed the 31-year-old, throwing her into a scaffolding pole and onto the ground.
He then dragged her as he tried to steal her purse.
The man then punched the 33-year-old woman in the face before fleeing.
The 31-year-old female victim sustained severe lacerations to the back of her head, while the 33-year-old female victim sustained bruising to the face.
EMS transported both to NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue in stable condition.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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