January 27, By Hannah Wulkan
A woman was beaten and robbed in the heart of Sunnyside yesterday.
The victim, a 54-year-old woman, reported that she was walking south on 46th Street between 39th Avenue and Skillman Avenue around 6:35 a.m. when an unknown man grabbed her from behind, according to police.
The suspect allegedly threw the woman to the ground and punched her in the face multiple times, before stealing her purse and fleeing east on Skillman Avenue.
He made off with her brown purse, which held around $200 in cash, her bank and credit cards, and her iPhone 6.
The woman went to Mount Sinai hospital in stable condition, with lacerations to her cheek, eye and lip and a black eye.
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-7 black man between 20 and 30 years old with a medium build.
Police have not made any arrests and the investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).