NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to find the person accused of seriously injuring a 71-year-old woman.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Brooklyn.READ MORE: Cuomo: New York State Hospital Workers Must Get Vaccinated, No Testing Option; New CDC Guidance Under Review
According to police, a 71-year-old woman was walking down New York Avenue near Lincoln Road when an unknown male individual approached her and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.
The individual then ran off.READ MORE: NYPD Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Attacking 11-Year-Old Girl, Making Sexual Threats
The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. Police say when she woke up in the hospital, she had no memory of the assault.
She suffered a broken jaw and needed to get stitches for cuts to her mouth.MORE NEWS: GOP Senators Say They've Reached Agreement On 'Major Issues' In Infrastructure Bill
Anyone who recognizes the individual or has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.