A photographer was robbed of his expensive camera and beaten by a thug in Central Park on Monday, police said, according to an account in the New York Post. The 39-year-old victim, who is visiting from Florida, was accosted off East 61st Street near East Drive at 6:50 p.m. The thief snatched his Nikon camera and slugged him in the face before fleeing. The victim was treated at St. Luke's Hospital for minor injuries.
Police say they are looking for an attacker after a mugging in Central Park, according to WABC News.
The incident happened just before 7 p.m. Monday, near the East 61st Street entrance to the park.
Police say the suspect approached a man walking in the park and demanded his cell phone.
When the victim refused, the suspect punched him in the face, grabbed his Blackberry and camera and took off.