A mugger pushed an 80-year-old woman to the ground and stole her cell phone after first attempting to rob another woman, police told the Daily News. The attacked occurred on the West Side of the park around 100th street shortly after noon on Friday.
The man first approached another woman and demanded money, but she has a hearing aid and was able to convince him she was deaf.
“Moments later, he grabbed an 80-year-old woman from behind and wrestled her to the ground. He took the woman’s cell phone, sources said, but the woman, who was out for her regular walk, scared him off by kicking him and screaming for help.”
The man is described as black, in his 20s, with a thin build and wearing a dark jacket. It’s not clear if these incidents are connected to another mugging two weeks ago where a man demanded that a woman perform a sex act on him.