By Carol Tannenhauser
On Sunday, February 2nd, at 3:35 p.m., a 53-year-old man walking south on Broadway at 88th Street was pushed from behind by a man in his 20s who took his cellphone and fled southbound on Broadway, according to an NYPD spokesman. “The victim fell to the pavement, suffering a cut to his nose. He walked himself to a nearby urgent care center. The perpetrator was dressed all in black, wearing a red cap on his head.”
“I was there when it happened,” emailed Christine, one of the people who tipped us off to the incident. “The perpetrator ran past me and the man who was robbed fell face first on the sidewalk busting open his nose and chipping one of his front teeth. [The police] spoke to him when he was at City MD urgent care on 88th Street.”
No arrest has been made at this time.