New York Daily News
Woman, 75, hit in attack in Harlem
A stranger walked up to a 75-year-old woman and punched her to the ground, the latest in a disturbing string of unprovoked attacks, police said Monday.
The victim was sucker-punched on Lenox Ave. near W. 119th St. in Harlem just past 3 p.m. Sunday by a man who attacked her without saying a word. The attack was partially caught on camera (photo).
Surveillance video released by cops shows the assailant ducking under sidewalk scaffolding before his attack.
She suffered a cut lip and swollen face but declined medical attention.
Her assailant ran off west on W. 118th St. and has not been caught. Additional surveillance video shows him milling about in an outdoor dining area down the block shortly before the attack.
The assault is the most recent in a string of unprovoked attacks across the city.
On Saturday, a 73-year-old man was sucker-punched by a stranger running past him on W. 47th St. near 10th Ave. in an attack caught-on-video.
On March 28, Jorge Martinez, 62, was sucker-punched in the face by a stranger while walking to meet his girlfriend in the Bronx.