For a terrifying moment, the man walks into the New York City store and punches the manager in the face

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Frightening moment when man walks into New York City store and punches female manager in the face – as NYPD launches manhunt for suspect

  • New York police searched for a man who walked into a Manhattan store on Friday and cut the nose of a 22-year-old woman
  • Surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the victim, identified as Desteny, and engaging her in a quick conversation before punching her
  • According to an Instagram for the store, Steph’s Designs, the suspect had dropped by the store on March 19, but Desteny didn’t work that day
  • The authorities have given no motive for the attack; no arrests had been made as of Monday

New York City police are looking for a man who walked into a store and cut the nose of a female manager.

The suspect was videotaped as he entered Steph’s Designs in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan and approached the victim as she sat behind the counter on Friday afternoon.

The attacker had a quick verbal exchange with the 22-year-old woman, identified by the store as Desteny, then reached over the counter and hit her with a sharp object.

The man then ran out of the store and ran across the street to the amazement of a group of men playing dominoes on the sidewalk.

A suspect is seen on a surveillance camera grabbing a 22-year-old manager identified as Desteny and cutting her nose with a sharp object at a store in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood on Friday.  No arrests have been made

A suspect is seen on a surveillance camera grabbing a 22-year-old manager identified as Desteny and cutting her nose with a sharp object at a store in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood on Friday. No arrests have been made

Desteny posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account and on a GoFundMe page after her attack on Friday at a store where she works as a manager in Manhattan.  The motive for the attack is unknown

Desteny posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account and on a GoFundMe page after her attack on Friday at a store where she works as a manager in Manhattan.  The motive for the attack is unknown

Desteny posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account and on a GoFundMe page after her attack on Friday at a store where she works as a manager in Manhattan. The motive for the attack is unknown

A photo from Desteny's Instagram before she was viciously cut by an attacker

A photo from Desteny's Instagram before she was viciously cut by an attacker

A photo from Desteny’s Instagram before she was viciously cut by an attacker

None of the merchandise was stolen from the store.

DailyMail.com contacted the store and the alleged victim for comment; it is unclear whether the victim knows the alleged perpetrator.

A separate video posted to the store’s Instagram page showed the suspect pacing in front of the store on March 19 while allegedly “ looking for someone. ”

However, Desteny was off from work that day.

‘I never thought I would be the one to post this about myself, but on March 26, 2021 I almost lost my life, I am beyond grateful and blessed to be alive!’ Desteny wrote on Instagram after sharing a photo of herself from a hospital bed.

NYPD described the suspect as' approximately 25-28 years old, 5'11 '- 6' tall, 180 lbs.  and was last seen in a black tracksuit with purple and orange bands on his elbows and blue sneakers'

NYPD described the suspect as' approximately 25-28 years old, 5'11 '- 6' tall, 180 lbs.  and was last seen in a black tracksuit with purple and orange bands on his elbows and blue sneakers'

NYPD described the suspect as’ approximately 25-28 years old, 5’11 ‘- 6′ tall, 180 lbs. and was last seen in a black tracksuit with purple and orange bands on his elbows and blue sneakers’

The suspect manages to run out of the store and escape after smashing a 22-year-old store manager in Manhattan on Friday.

The suspect manages to run out of the store and escape after smashing a 22-year-old store manager in Manhattan on Friday.

The suspect manages to run out of the store and escape after smashing a 22-year-old store manager in Manhattan on Friday.

New York Police announced that the suspect is’ approximately 25-28 years old, 5’11 ‘- 6’ tall, 180 lbs. and was last seen in a black tracksuit with purple and orange bands on his elbows and blue sneakers. ‘

The motive for the attack on Desteny is unknown.

As of Monday afternoon, no more arrests had been reported.

A fundraiser initiated through GoFundMe generated at least $ 25,000 in donations.

“A random man entered this young lady’s workplace and cut her face,” a note on the donation page said. She is currently in hospital and blessed to be alive, but still [conscious] that she now needs several reconstruction operations. She will be out of work until God knows when she has high medical bills.

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