Man attacks elderly woman, steals her bible

Police in New York were trying to find a man who attacked a woman and stole her purse and bible.

The NYPD says it happened on Sunday around noon in front of 2112 36th Ave in Long Island City, Queens.  A 77-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when the unidentified man approached her.

He hit her in the face and pulled her into a parking pay station, while forcibly removing her purse and a bible.

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He then ran away eastbound on 35th Ave.

The woman suffered cuts on her hands and EMS helped her out but she refused any other medical attention.


The NYPD released a video of the attack in hopes that someone would recognize him.