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 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.