Video of Suspected Riverside Park Attacker Released

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By Dan Rivoli

The police released surveillance video of the man they believe attacked two women in Riverside Park July 5.

The video shows the suspect walking down a street an hour after the early morning attacks. He is seen holding an iPod, which police believe belonged to his first victim that day, a 19-year-old jogger.

Around 6 a.m. near West 120th Street, he shoved her against a wall. She struck her head and lost consciousness.  She woke up on a park bench with her iPod missing.

Later, a second woman reported an attack. At 6:20 a.m., he attacked a 48-year-old woman near West 98th Street. While walking her dog, he struck her repeatedly until she fell, then kicked her in the chest and stomach before fleeing.

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