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Sunday, September 6, 2020
NYC Woman, 74, PUNCHED In FACE After Teens Snatch Purse, Police Say
Authorities are looking for two males and a female, 14 to 18 years old
A 74-year-old woman in Manhattan was punched in the face after she confronted a group of teenagers who snatched her purse, police said.
The incident happened around 7 p.m. Thursday as the woman was standing on East 14th Street in the East Village, the NYPD said.
Security video obtained by WPIX-TV shows three people passing the woman, one of whom grabs the woman's purse.
Reaction from 'Fox & Friends' police panel: Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr., Blue Lives Matter New York City founder Joseph Imperatrice and former NYPD Lieutenant Darrin Porcher.
The incident came a day after the NYPD announced that robberies and assaults are edging up in the nation's largest city.
There were 1,276 robberies reported last month compared to 1,226 in August 2019, a 4.1% increase. Assaults also climbed in the Big Apple, with 2,027 last month compared to 1,987 in 2019, an increase of 2.0%.