WATCH – Two Asian women beaten with cinder block in Baltimore

The New York Post:

A man was arrested after he repeatedly struck the two victims, ages 66 and 67, in the head with a cinder block, according to NBC.

The victims were liquor store employees who were closing up shop Tuesday morning when Daryl Doles, 50, allegedly broke into the store and attacked them, according to the report.

Daryl Doles is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, the report said. It’s unclear if hate crime charges are being sought.

Pictures of the bruised and battered victims were shown on a GoFundMe page. One of the women had to get 25 stitches in her head, a relative said. They were not identified.

Almost $68,000 had been raised for medical expenses by Wednesday night.

“I urge everyone to do all we can to raise awareness and to speak out against bias, hate, and violence against any members of our city and community, including Asian Americans,” the victims’ lawyer Robert Hur, a former US attorney and head of Maryland’s hate crime task force, told NBC.

Graphic surveillance video shows Yun’s aunt walking to the front of the store trying to close shop, when a man in a red shirt approaches her with a cement block in his hand. He’s then seen pulling her to the ground and beating her with the block.

As the other woman, Yun’s mother steps in to try to help, she was also hit in the head.

Shortly after, Baltimore Police arrested the man identified as 50-year-old Daryl Doyles and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault.

Both women were hospitalized with several injuries, one woman received over 30 stitches.

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