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October 4, 2012

Bassett employee assaulted in Cooperstown

A female Bassett employee was assaulted Wednesday morning and asked for money, according to a media release from the Cooperstown Police Department.

Police said the woman was approaced near Beaver and Fair streets at about 5 a.m. by a man who asked her for her wallet. When she did not comply, he struck her with a sharp instrument, and fled toward Susquehanna Avenue.

Police described the suspect as about 20 years old, between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches, and around 160 pounds. They added that his teeth were in very poor condition. He was wearing a sweatshirt and dirty blue jeans.

The victim was treated in the emergency room at Bassett Medical Center, and released. No additional information about the victim or her condition was provided by police.

Cooperstown police were assisted by Bassett security, Otsego County Sheriff’s Office and state police from Richfield Springs.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cooperstown Police Department at 547-2500.

Police said the investigation has not revealed any connections to an incident in May when a female Bassett employee was allegedly knocked down and struck by a male assailant on Susquehanna Avenue.

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