NY police seek robbery suspect who assaulted laundromat attendant with detergent bottle

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Police are searching for a woman seen on video assaulting an employee at a Brooklyn laundromat with a detergent bottle.

The unidentified woman, who robbed the East Flatbush laundry facility at around 5 p.m. Monday, can be seen in the surveillance video arguing with the 47-year-old attendant before moving behind the counter without permission, WPIX reported.

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The suspect can then be seen striking the laundromat employee in the face several times with a bottle of detergent, causing the attendant to fall to the ground, the TV station reported.

According to police, the assailant then fled the scene with a laundromat cart, and the victim suffered swelling and bruising to her face but refused medical attention, WLNY reported.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips may also be submitted via their website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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