Police Seek Suspect in Robbery of 71-Year-Old Woman in Riverside Park

Police are looking for a man wanted for assaulting two people on Sunday in Riverside Park, including a 71-year-old woman.

At around 9:35 p.m., the suspect got into a “verbal altercation” with a 40-year-old man in the park around 84th Street and then got off his bike and hit him, police said. He then punched the woman before stealing her cell phone, according to police. “Both victims sustained minor pain and refused medical attention at the scene.”

The video below shows the suspect, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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