Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Central Park: Man 29, Robbed & Assaulted


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.

Last month several people were attacked and robbed in the same area include a female jogger who was the victim of an attempted rape.

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.

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