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Employee describes attack inside Brooklyn laundromat

A Brooklyn employee of Aqua Wash Laundromat shared more details after he was attacked by a group of women inside the laundromat on East 98th Street.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2021, 11:16 AM

Updated 1,072 days ago

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A Brooklyn employee of Aqua Wash Laundromat shared more details after he was attacked by a group of women inside the laundromat on East 98th Street.
According to police, three people without masks entered the laundromat to use the ATM. The 69-year-old male victim tells News 12 he had to get 12 stitches after the women attacked him because he asked them to put on a mask while inside the laundromat - a message that is posted on the door as you walk in.
"I said, 'You can't use the machine unless you have a mask.' Then one came up and snatched my mask off my face, giving me a little cut," the victim says. "The other one, she tried to snatch my hands, so I had a little thing with Mace and sprayed a little. The one picked up the vase and hit me in the head."
The incident was all captured on surveillance cameras when it occurred on June 8 around 4 a.m. One of the women threw a vase at the victim, knocking him to the ground as the other throws a blanket on him. He says one of the women had a knife and is seen on camera dropping it. He says he also pulled a knife.
"I pulled a knife because I realized there's three of them, so I had to defend myself, but I didn't use it."
The three suspects are still on the loose. Anyone who might have information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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