NY Nurse Beaten By Mob Of Criminals During Robbery On Way To Work

Holly Matkin

Martha Toscano, 60, was on her way to work at Bellevue Hospital when she came under attack.

Manhattan, NY – A 60-year-old nurse who just overcame COVID-19 was beaten and robbed by a group of suspects just days after she returned to work.

Martha Toscano was on her way to her night shift at Bellevue Hospital when the attack occurred on April 15, the New York Post reported.

As she exited the 6 train station at approximately 10:30 p.m., a group of approximately 15 people chased her down and attacked her, knocking her to the ground and pummeling her relentlessly.

“I thought they were going to kill me,” Toscano later told the New York Post. “They hit me on the head, on the face. I ran and fell on the floor and they keep hitting me.”

The vicious assault ended abruptly when three men driving down the street intervened and screamed at the attackers to stop.

The good Samaritans rushed to Toscano’s aid and tried to apprehend her attackers, who ultimately made off with the woman’s purse, the New York Post reported.

The men helped the injured nurse to her feet and got her to safety.

“Thank God these angels came, because nobody was in the street, nobody,” Toscano told the New York Post.

The attack left her bruised and scraped, but she did not suffer any severe injuries.

“I have pain in all my body,” she told the New York Post. “My back, my neck, bumps on my head, even on my elbows.”

Toscano said she had just returned to work three days earlier after being home for two weeks battling COVID-19.

When the pandemic broke out, her three adult children begged her to stop working because they were terrified that she would contract the novel coronavirus, Toscano told the New York Post.

“My first day back was Sunday…and then this,” she told the paper, breaking down into tears.

Toscano was examined at the hospital before she was released to recover from her injuries at home.

Her landlord had to let her into her apartment because her attackers made off with her keys when they stole her purse, the New York Post reported.

Her fiancé, Romulo Coronel, said Toscano has been experiencing nightmares since the attack, according to the New York Post.

“Every time she closes her eyes, she was waking up in the middle of the night screaming ‘stop, stop, no,’” Coronel told the paper. “The trauma is getting into her dreams and she was waking up all night long.”

“I could not sleep at all,” the injured nurse confirmed. “I feel like the guys are still following me.”

Investigators ultimately arrested three suspects in connection with the brutal attack.

They were all residents of an Administration for Children’s Services group home located near the scene of the assault, the New York Post reported.

Two females, ages 14 and 15, were arrested, as well as Deshaun Harrison, 19.

Harrison has been charged with two counts of felony robbery, and already had to pending cases for charges of robbery, felony assault, and grand larceny at the time of the attack on Toscano, the New York Post reported.

The rest of the suspects remain at large.

Toscano said she is thankful for the outpouring of support she has received from the community, the New York Post reported.

Without that generosity, she would not have had the money to pay her rent, she said.

Toscano said she does not know when she will be ready to return to work.

“I’m so afraid,” she told the New York Post.

Comments (48)
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JBoH
JBoH

Soooo...will this be a desk appearance ticket and a gift card?

stooge819
stooge819

This angel got a dose of urban culture. Hopefully she recovers quickly.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Lock them up. Do not let them out. They have a history of assault and robbery. What more do judges need to keep them in jail. 16 is not a CHILD when they decide to rob/beat someone. they're savages that their parents failed. Charge the parents. Make them pay for her recovery. I bet they got welfare to raise these idiots, pay that back too. It's like returning a product that just doesn't "fit".

merlin9
merlin9

Only in NY. Come try that shit in Oklahoma! DRT, and that's a FACT!

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

I grew up in a single parent home and never once robbed and beat a 60 yr old woman.

Never thought about doing it or anything else these animals do on a regular basis..

Why is it they have no morals or values or any sense of respect for anyone or anything in their lives?
Just because you grow up poor or with a single parent doesn't mean you have to be feral and act like this...

run2net
run2net

Libtard DeBlasio will apologize to the criminals , set them free and give them a gift card.

Sheila1955
Sheila1955

Wow~ I bet if they were exposed to the virus would be a good payback for what they did to this angel~ Bless her heart~ I hope she recovers soon and tell them she needs day shift only!!! OR QUIT unless she has her own car~

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

These subhumans should be disappeared. They're giving Blacks a bad name.

flybynight
flybynight

"Two females, ages 14 and 15, were arrested, as well as Deshaun Harrison, 19."

Not saying it, nope not doing it!!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

mickey11
mickey11

more good work by our progressive lazy mayor diblasio

Recovery1221
Recovery1221

CCW CURES THIS BEHAVIOR

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

deblasio, are you aware that the entire Country is laughing at you and this sh_thole "rotten apple" city? Find these rabid animals and put them down.

cspcapt
cspcapt

too bad it wasn't the mayor

Truth Man 102
Truth Man 102

The city of New York is lost. You have communist running the government which in turn runs management of the NYPD. The police department is neutered as a result. It’s a real shame. They gave the perps the key to the city. Please go rape rob and steal from the good people. It is truly SICK! What a bunch of sick mentally disturbed leaders

DarrellB
DarrellB

What? You mean criminals don't care that you're a nurse or a first responder protecting all the people out there? I am totally shocked! I can't believe the criminals would disregard the law!!
(Sarc off)

flybynight
flybynight

I hear crickets.

cruzin8a
cruzin8a

that is what strict gun laws do for people... they leave them helpless to the wolves.... hope and pray her nightmare go away...

TSport
TSport

Give the nurse a baseball bat, tie the scum down, and let her give them an attitude adjustment an inch of their life.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Scary New York is bad

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

Very sad!

Stanracer
Stanracer

New York has gone straight to hell in a handbasket.

XIHP308
XIHP308

Results of the no bail policy of NY. dummies in charge.

Time for a federal stand your ground law.

Astow
Astow

So, we’re those assholes FELONS that de Blasio had released from prison, bcuz, you know, Coronavirus?

retired 2010
retired 2010

The story didn't give a description of the suspects.

MRogers65
MRogers65

Unbelievable - this is disgusting! These ghetto rats need to be put down!

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

They are pos. No more needs to be said

Justiceforallalways
Justiceforallalways

New York City who'd a thought? Hopefully she sues the Commissar of NY for not fulfilling his responsibilities to protect the public from charges under his care.

MitchCumstein
MitchCumstein

One can only imagine the race of these individuals.

CinHadad
CinHadad

So sad, thank God this woman will be physically alright, but mentally it will take much longer.

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

I think the old ads, I LOVE NEW YORK, may have to be rewritten!

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

The Mayor is an old school Cop Hater, probably because they took his drugs when he was in college. He was busted outside running where he banned everyone from doing. He taught his own son to not trust cops, and said so on the Tele! He is a nasty mean political old man. Do as I say, he says!

spd522
spd522

Another reason for situational awareness and nationwide CCW.


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