Woman attacked, robbed in Central Park in broad daylight; thief makes off with how much?

Woman attacked, robbed in Central Park in broad daylight; thief makes off with how much?

A woman was attacked and robbed during a walk in Central Park — over a dollar and some change.

On Friday, police were searching for the suspect and warned all parkgoers to be on high alert.

CBS2’s Ilana Gold talked to the victim about her frightening experience.

The secluded path by 102nd Street and West Drive was the scene of a crime at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Police said the suspect, seen in a white T-shirt and jeans, targeted a woman walking alone from the Great Hill area.

She spoke to Gold by phone on Friday about the scary incident.

“I was afraid he would have a knife or something like that,” she said.

The 26-year-old woman said the man, believed to be in his late 30s, was walking in the opposite direction when he jumped right in front of her and demanded she hand over her purse. But when she held onto it he punched her in the face repeatedly and she fell on the ground.

“My head is swollen. I hurt my knee. I hurt my wrist. I hurt another ankle,” she said.

The robber grabbed her belongings from the trail and took off. The victim said he only got away with $1.70.

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