NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 70-year-old parishioner was punched while praying inside an Upper East Side church, police say.

It happened around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at St. Monica’s Church on East 79th Street.

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Police said the victim was praying when another woman told her to shut up and then punched her in the face.

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The suspect is believed to be in her 40s or 50s and was last seen wearing a jacket, dark hoodie and backpack.

Police said her name may be Annie, and she’s known to frequent the area.

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Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.