NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a man seen on video punching a 70-year-old woman on a Brooklyn street.

Authorities said there were no words exchanged before the apparently random attack.

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It happened around 5:15 p.m. last Thursday on Parkside Avenue near Prospect Park.

Police said the suspect punched the victim in the back of the head, causing her to collapse onto the ground.

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The man ran off, and the woman refused medical attention on the scene.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the 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 274637.


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