73-year-old woman beaten, robbed by man who tried to rape her, police say

Clarence Bradley, who police say tried to rape a 73-year-old woman on July 7, was arrested on Sunday. Photo Credit: NYPD

The 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, police said.

Clarence Bradley, who police say tried to rape a 73-year-old woman on July 7, was arrested on Sunday.
Clarence Bradley, who police say tried to rape a 73-year-old woman on July 7, was arrested on Sunday. Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver

A man was arrested Sunday in the attempted rape of a 73-year-old woman outside the lower Manhattan DMV on Greenwich Street earlier this month, police said.

Clarence Bradley, 23, demanded sex from the woman in front of 11 Greenwich St., near Battery Place, at about 12:45 a.m. on July 7. When she refused, he punched her multiple times in the face, knocking out her teeth, cutting and bruising her face, and breaking her eye socket, cops said.

Bradley, of the Bronx, stole $20 from her bag before he fled in an unknown direction, police said. 

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Bradley was charged with rape, robbery and public lewdness.

With Nicole Brown

Shaye Weaver