Woman Attacked From Behind, Robbed Of $5,000 On Brooklyn Street Corner

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elderly woman was attacked and robbed on a Brooklyn street, and police are busy looking for a suspect.

It happened at the corner of Avenue T and East 2nd Street, police said.

Just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, a 72-year-old woman was knocked to the ground from behind, punched in the face, and robbed of a purse containing $5,000.

The woman suffered a laceration to the face.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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