A woman walking in Central Park Sunday night was assaulted and robbed by four men who appeared to be teenagers, an NYPD spokesman said. The woman was walking around 66th Street in Center Drive around 9:15 p.m. when she passed the four teens sitting on a bench.
They “proceeded to follow her, knocked her down and stole her purse,” the spokesman said. They made off with $500. The woman had minor injuries and refused medical attention, according to police.
Police said they do not have video or images to release. They said the teens were Black or Hispanic but did not have descriptions of their clothing. A Walk in the Park blog reported that the incident occurred near the Carousel and that the teens also stole her cell phone. Police “tracked her phone to 151st Street and the Grand Concourse in the Bronx where it was turned off.”