New York Daily News

Woman, 75, hit in attack in Harlem

- BY ROCCO PARASCANDO­LA

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.

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