Video Shows Woman, 72, Sucker Punched on Lower East Side

WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 5:14 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are searching for a woman who they say punched a 72-year-old in the head on the Lower East Side this week.

Surveillance video from Tuesday night shows the 72-year-old woman walking down Houston Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday, just outside of Russ & Daughters.

A woman in a large, puffy coat is shown punching the victim, who crumples to the ground.

Police say the victim sustained swelling and pain but declined medical attention. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.