NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elderly woman was injured when she was attacked and robbed by two people in midtown.

At 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday, an unidentified male and female thew an 82-year-old woman to the ground on 36th Street between Madison and Park Avenue, and took off with a handbag containing a wallet, $200, keys, her ID, a flip phone, and credit cards.

The woman suffered a split lip, chipped tooth, and abrasions to the knee and elbow. She refused medical attention at the scene.

The unidentified suspects were both black. The male looked about 17-years-old with cornrows, and a large black and white backpack.

The female had long, red hair.

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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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    Your usual suspects in any street crime.

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