By Geoffrey Croft
A 29-year-old male was assaulted and robbed in Central Park on Friday night, NYC Park Advocates has learned.
The victim was sitting on a park bench around 7:30pm near the East Drive & 107th Street when two male assailants described as Black and Hispanic walked past.
They punched him in the face causing him to fall to the ground.
They stole a LG cell phone and a Wells Fargo debit card.
He sustained a black eye but refused medical attention.
Police have made no arrests.
On October 10th, the 27-year-old jogger was attacked from behind, dragged into a wooded area, punched, sexually fondled, and robbed of her I-Phone. After an unsuccessful rape attempt he got up and walked away but returned seconds later and kicked the victim in the head.
Police arrested a 26-year-old Bronx resident wanted in the brutal attack.
On October 28th, a 28-year old mugging victim fought back and recovered his phone after he was punched in the face during a robbery of his Apple I-phone 6. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 in the park’s North woods near 109th Street and the East Drive.