A surveillance image of the man police said robbed a 26-year-old woman last Wednesday.
Oscar Jiggetts, a 55-year-old man, was arrested in Harlem on Tuesday and charged with robbing a 26-year-old woman in Central Park near the Great Hill last Wednesday.
The woman had gone to the area seeking to relax in a secluded spot. She said her attacker continued punching her in the face after she was down.
Six teens also tried to rob a 77-year-old man in the same area, around 101st street on the West side of the park.
Jiggetts has more than a dozen previous arrests, according to reports.