Man Punches Woman to the Ground on Essex Street After Demanding Money
Police released surveillance imagery of a mugger who knocked down a woman on Essex Street last week after demanding money.
According to the police report, the 57-year-old victim was approached by the suspect at about 8:20am Thursday morning, near the corner of Canal Street. The man demanded money then began pummeling her. He punched her in the face and head, causing her to fall to the sidewalk.
The woman suffered injuries to her teeth and a laceration, bruising and swelling to her head, but was not hospitalized.
The 7th Precinct released the surveillance images of the perp, who fled the scene, on Saturday.