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Disturbing footage shows a man brutally sucker-punch an elderly woman to the ground while she was walking in the street.
In the vile clip, recorded in New York City, the 74-year-old is left with two black eyes, a broken nose, and fractured eye sockets.
The brute, who was initially sitting on the curb, saunters over to the woman then strikes her in the face with his fist just as he passes her on the opposite side.
He doesn't even break his stride as the Chinese-American woman, called Wing Wa Chin, crumples to the floor in agony after the horrific incident at around 2:30 pm on Wednesday, May 26.
Chin's son told CBS 2 his mum had lived in the neighbourhood for more than four decades and he believes it was a racist attack.
"It's kinda obvious. He punched her because she was an Asian lady," he said.
His mum was hospitalised the same day and will need surgery due to the multiple fractures she suffered in her face.
"She said people around were nice enough to help her call the ambulance," he added.
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"They came to pick her up and stuff like that, so I'm glad people around here at least stick up for each other."
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782.
Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
Last month, NYPD reported that a sick "knockout game" was sweeping the city and leading to unpredictable random attacks on strangers.
The elderly and children are often the victims of the attacks.
A teenager punched a 74-year-old woman in the face and sent her flying after taking her wallet.
Meanwhile, a 12-year-old boy dancing in the street was sucker punched from behind by a random man in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The man gets out of his to dance up to the boy and then hits him over the head, before fleeing in the car.
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