Elderly woman punched, robbed in Queens - New York News

Elderly woman punched, robbed in Queens

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The hunt is on for two thugs who targeted a 73-year-old woman pushing her cart filled with groceries in Howard Beach, Queens.

Police say one of the teens grabbed her purse and the other punched her in the face.

The vicious assault which was captured in surveillance video occurred at about 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

In the video, the woman appears to struggle with the robber before she is punched and knocked to the ground.

The robbers run off with $100 and a cellphone.

The victim was reportedly taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries.

The attackers are described by police as 18 years old. The female attacker was wearing a vest and the male was wearing dark clothing and cargo pants.

Anyone with information about the assault is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following:

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The NYPD says all calls are strictly confidential.

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