Police say a 68-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in broad daylight Tuesday after visiting a grocery store under the Manhattan Bridge.
The incident happened in from of 68 Henry St., located between Forsyth and Market streets at about 11:45 a.m. A suspect came up to the woman, tore a pocketbook from her right shoulder and shoved her to the ground. The victim suffered a bad cut on her head. According to witnesses who spoke with the Post, she stumbled into the grocery at 75 East Broadway to get help.
The woman was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. The pocketbook contained about $200 in cash, plus a cell phone and credit cards. Police are still searching for a suspect.
The Post’s police blotter recounts another Lower East Side incident. This one happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday at the East Houston St./FDR Drive traffic circle. A man driving a white Nissan Altima went through a stop sign, barely missing another driver. The two cars met up at the next stop light on Houston Street. According to the Post, the driver of the Nissan became angry and said to the other driver, “Shut the f–k up. I’m a cop. I will shoot you in the face.” The suspect reportedly grabbed for the butt end of a firearm before both cars sped off. The 27-year-old victim called police to report the incident.