Violent mugger roughs up elderly woman during Upper East Side robbery | Upper East Site, NYPD Violent Mugger Roughs Up Elderly Woman During UES Robbery by Upper East Site Staff July 12, 2023, 1:50 pm 3 Comments Police are searching for the violent mugger who fled empty-handed after roughing up an elderly woman during an early morning robbery on the Upper East Side. Police say the 72-year-old victim was an early riser, walking near Second Avenue and East Already a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. 3 Comments Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest How can the idiots running this city keep saying every day that crime is down? What do they consider a crime – only murders? Any violation against another human being is a crime. The report does say that felony assaults are up 11%. I think many of would agree it’s higher. We used to be able to feel safe in our neighborhood at all hours. Now we have to fear random violence at any time – and this news site reports such violent crimes every day! It seems the criminals are targeting UES neighborhoods because they assume that all people here have a lot of money. However, walking the streets late at night or early morning is not safe. This lady did that and even carrying a bag. Not street-wise.