By Joy Bergmann
Detectives at the 20th Precinct are seeking the public’s assistance locating an assault suspect, according to the 2-0’s Twitter feed.
On December 20th at 2:50 a.m., the man pictured above allegedly approached a 75-year-old man from behind while inside Capital One Bank at 175 W. 72nd Street, NYPD says.
The suspect then allegedly struck the victim, knocking him to the ground; he then allegedly kicked the man in the face, causing injuries.
Anyone with information is urged to call 212-580-6414.
Update: “It’s been handled,” an officer said, when WSR called the 20th Precinct Thursday afternoon to find out if the assault suspect had been apprehended. “Was he arrested?” we asked. “It’s been handled,” the officer repeated. “Can you give us any details?” “No.”
The Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information (DCPI), the NYPD’s press office, had no record of an arrest.
Update Friday 2pm: NYPD arrested Shane Long, 46, on Thursday around 12:15 p.m. near Capital One Bank at 72nd and Amsterdam, a police spokesperson told WSR.
According to court records, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office charged Long with third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation.
Following arraignment, Long was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on January 19th, court records say.
In an email to WSR, a DA spokesperson said their office had recommended supervised release; the judge did not grant it.
WSR also asked Long’s Legal Aid attorney to comment on the case. We will update this post if we hear back.
The man who assaulted a 75-year-old #victim has now been arrested and charged.
More outstanding work from your @NYPDDetectives! https://t.co/AcBBF5V4xy
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDPC) December 31, 2021
Those are two different photos and two different outfits, so surely the police must have some idea where this man is located. There’s a group of similar looking men ‘living’ on the corner of Columbus and 72nd, and quite often they sit at the outdoor tables in front of Malachy’s. 🙁
The suspect is wearing the same clothes in both. In one photo, there is another person in front of him.
Yes, you are correct. My apologies! I have an old phone with a tiny screen, but I just took another look on my laptop. In any case, I hope the police will check out the group of men on the corner. A few of them used to live on WEA and 72nd and they have serious mental health issues. 🙁
He didn’t take money? Just looking to hurt a stranger? That seems to be a common thread these days. I am sure he will be released, if ever caught, and back on the street in a matter of days.
Whole encounter here, the victim seems to be staggering.
This guy has an encampment outside of the capital one bank where the assault happen.
He’s literally been living in a tent on the corner of 72nd and Amsterdam for the last week. With a blowhorn cursing at everyone! Seems like they could have found him there….it was a situation ready to blow…
I’m surprised a man his age was out at almost 3 a.m. I’m in my early 40s and I wouldn’t be out at that time.
The neighborhood deserves to know more than “it’s been handled”. If you watch the video, it looks more serious to me than “kicked the man in the face”. It looks like the attacker stomped him in the face. The face is blurred out, so maybe it’s not as bad as it looks but it looks bad.
And if that’s true…trying to put this in a way fit to print: I have trouble imagining why someone who would do that should be allowed to be alive – much less be free to walk the streets.
…then I thought, in the old days “it’s been handled” might have meant something along the lines of my thought. Boy we humans. Contain all the light and dark, and the choice of which way to go, and how far.
Another source identified the man who was attacked as homeless, so as far as the questions about why someone was out at this time of the night, isn’t it possible that they’re both part of the same group, in which case it wouldn’t have been a random attack? I’m so disgusted that they just move up and down 72nd from one avenue to the other (2 years now!). So much for the police ‘handling’ the situation. >:(
Am I missing something? I thought that you couldn’t get inside an ATM unless you inserted your card and put in a password which I’m assuming the assailant couldn’t do!
He got in the traditional way, probably:
He held the door while a customer exited.
this is most definitely one of the homeless men camped under the plastic in front of the capital bank on west 72 and amsterdam . he’s always cursing and is especially abusive to women and children who pass by . he has a large tattoo on the top of his head as seen in this video . he is also anti-Semitic .he shouts how proud he is to have been in jail and how he fears no one . yet people bring him food and he’s found a permanent street spot in the neighborhood including 73 st. and amsterdam
It’s hard to believe the police can’t do anything about the guys in these encampments.
They could. But are handcuffed by your west side elected officials
There are three other bank branches other than Capital One within a 2 block radius. They have security guards at least at night. Capital One does not have a security guard.
A lawsuit against Capital One will be forthcoming
Sure, because of that well known law requiring business to hire guards to protect everyone who walks down the street, regardless of situation or affiliation to the business….
Oh, wait, that doesn’t exist.
But we need more frivolous lawsuits, right?
Update: he is still there after “it’s been handled” under the tarp yelling at people walking by.
This was in the Post today
There’s something wrong with our laws if assaulting someone like this is a misdemeanor.
as of 9 pm tuesday night on january 4 th , he’s sitting on the 73 rd street side of amsterdam avenue and 73 rd street having been released immediately to appear in court in about 1 1/2 weeks when he will be released again as our new district attorney alvin bragg said he will only prosecute murders + dangerous cases and no crimes against property or ” minor ” infractions of the law
So the DA didn’t want the perpetrator to be jailed for this assault, instead “supervised release”…which the judge declined, likely based on a new state law (more great people at work, our state legislature).
Look at the bright side: as soon as he murders someone he’ll be locked up without bail.
I reported his encampment and nothing was done about it. If there were beat cops they’d know who he was; he’s unfortunately a neighborhood regular.