D.A. Bragg Announces Guilty Plea Of Rasheed Osundairo For Two Brutal Attacks

March 11, 2024

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of  RASHEED OSUNDAIRO, 32, for attacking a 37-year-old man in a Midtown subway station and attacking a 53-year-old man at a McDonald’s in Chelsea. OSUNDAIRO pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to two counts of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree. He is expected to be sentenced on April 8, 2024, to a promised term of 8 ½ years in state prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.  

“Today, Rasheed Osundairo was held accountable for brutally attacking two strangers at heavily trafficked locations in our city,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Furthermore, the attacks left both men with serious and permanent physical injuries, which they still endure today. We will continue to treat assaults with the seriousness they deserve and hold people accountable when they harm fellow New Yorkers.”  

As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, and according to court documents and statements made on the record in court, on March 23, 2022, at approximately 11:38 p.m., OSUNDAIRO approached the 37-year-old man at the Bryant Park a subway station and asked him for money. When the man took out his wallet to hand him money, OSUNDAIRO grabbed the man’s wallet from his hand, punched him in the face several times, and ran away. The man ran after OSUNDAIRO and attempted to retrieve his wallet. OSUNDAIRO punched him in the face, fracturing his nose and permanently disfiguring and scarring him, as part of the attempted robbery.  

On March 28, 2022, at approximately 7:40 a.m., OSUNDAIRO approached the 53-year-old man and demanded his money at a McDonald’s near West 34th Street and 7th Avenue. When the man ignored him, OSUNDAIRO punched him in the face multiple times until the man fell to the ground. OSUNDAIRO continued to punch and kick the man, as part of an attempt to take the man’s wallet and cellphone. The man suffered a fractured skull and orbital bone, causing brain bleeding.

OSUNDAIRO was arrested the next day.  

Assistant D.A. Reginald Greene is handling the prosecution of this case, under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Samuel David (Chief of Trial Bureau 80) and Executive Assistant D.A. Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). Trial Preparation Assistant Tara Nouri provided valuable assistance in this case. 

D.A. Bragg thanked the members of the NYPD, in particular, the Manhattan Robbery Squad,
the Midtown South Detective Squad and the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative.  

Defendant Information:

Queens, NY


  • Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a class C felony, two counts