The number of New Yorkers victimized by random violence continues to grow. Investigators are now looking for the suspect who they say assaulted an elderly woman in broad daylight, right in front of an Upper East Side restaurant.
Late Sunday, detectives released a surveillance image of the suspect wanted in the attack on a senior citizen which unfolded last month, on the afternoon of Saturday, August 6th.
It was around 2:30pm, when police say the 82-year-old woman, who was in front of Brodo soup shop located at 1246 Lexington Avenue, at the corner of East 84th Street, was shoved to the concrete sidewalk by a stranger in an unprovoked attack.
The suspect— who is described as a woman 25 to 30 years old with a slender build, braided hair and standing 5’6” tall— fled the location after the assault, according to detectives.
The elderly victim refused medical attention at the scene of the crime, according to police.
Felony assaults have increased more than 22% this year, with a total of 114 assaults reported through through August 28th, according to NYPD crime data. That’s up from 93 assaults reported in the same time period last year.
If you recognize the suspect in this assault or have any information that could help police, you’re asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the assault occurred in front of a pizzeria, which is actually located across the street from the attack.