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Teens Arrested for Attacking Woman Near West 4th Street Station

By Heather Holland | January 2, 2014 8:03am | Updated on January 2, 2014 4:46pm
 Three people beat a 50-year-old woman and stole her purse and phone near the West Fourth Street subway station, police said.
Three people beat a 50-year-old woman and stole her purse and phone near the West Fourth Street subway station, police said.
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GREENWICH VILLAGE — Two teenagers and a man were arrested for knocking a woman to the ground, beating her and snatching her purse and phone on Christmas Day, police said.

The group attacked the 50-year-old victim as she was walking to the West Fourth Street subway station at about 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 25, police said.

Rasheen Johnson, 26, and two teens, 15 and 14, began punching the woman in the head, before knocking her to the ground and hitting and kicking her in the face, police said.

They swiped her purse and phone, worth $500 in all, and fled north on Sixth Avenue, police said. The victim's right cheek and forehead were swollen and she had cuts on both knees, police said.

After searching the area, police arrested three suspects at the northwest corner of Waverly Place and West Fourth Street, police said. Johnson and the two others, whose names were withheld because they are minors, were charged with robbery. 

During a court appearance on Dec. 31, Johnson pleaded guilt to assault in the third degree and was sentenced to one year in jail. He was represented by attorney Carl Wingate, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

Information regarding the teens' lawyers was not immediately available.

Other notable crimes in the 6th Precinct include:

► A  27-year-old man was arrested for driving drunk and trying to bribe police officers into dropping the charges.

Police spotted Nader Ibrahim sitting in a car with the engine running in front of 334 W. Houston St. on Dec. 29 at about 1:20 a.m., the NYPD said. Ibrahim had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a blood alcohol content of .12 percent, police said.

After arresting him and taking him to the police station, Ibrahim said he would “do anything to get out of this situation," and offered to pay two police officers $1,000 each to let him go, police said.

Ibrahim was charged with bribing a public official and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Information regarding Ibrahim’s lawyer was not immediately available. He is due in court on Jan. 3, 2014.

► A 20-year-old man was arrested after beating a man on the platform of the L train at the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue subway station, police said.

The 35-year-old victim was waiting on the platform when Anthony Doddo suddenly pulled him to the ground and began punching and kicking him at about 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 28, police said. The reason for the attack was not immediately clear.

The victim's head was bruised. He was taken to Beth Israel Hospital for treatment.

Doddo was charged with assault and harassment, police said. He is due in court on Feb. 5, 2014.

► A 36-year-old man was arrested after trying to break into a car parked in front of 423 West St. near West 11th Street.

Police spotted Martin Garcia looking into car windows, and then trying to break into one by forcing an object into the window at about 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 28, the NYPD said.

Garcia was arrested and charged with attempted auto stripping.

Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available. Garcia is due in court on Jan. 3, 2014.

► Two men were arrested after police caught them driving a Mercedes-Benz with a fake Georgia license plate. Police spotted the forged license plate and stopped the car near 801 Greenwich St. near West 12th Street on Dec. 27 at about 2 a.m.

The driver and the passenger, identified as 37-year-old Sylvester Davis and 38-year-old Sammy Sole, were arrested, police said.

Information regarding their lawyers were not immediately available.

Sole is due in court on Jan. 2, 2014. The date of Davis’ court appearance was not immediately available.