Friday, November 16, 2012

Central Park: Woman Punched In the Face & Robbed By Teen

The area around the tennis courts in Central Park was the scene this morning of an assult and robbery of a 42-year-old woman. (Photo: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on image to enlarge



By Geoffrey Croft

A woman was robbed and punched in the face this morning in Central Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.

A 42-year-old female was walking her small dog by the tennis courts near W. 95th Street at approximately 9:00 a.m.  She was looking at her I Phone when she was approached by a teen. He hit her in the face and stole her phone. 

The suspect fled north towards 100th Street. 

The woman sustained a bruise to her face according to a law enforcement source.

The assailant was described as black, 6 feet tall, between 13- 15 -years-old, slim and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. 

NYPD were also attempting to track the phone.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

This incident comes five days after another teen reportedly groped a female jogger a few blocks north in the park.

Yesterday two dead bodies were found in separate parks in Queens.

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