Man gropes woman then punches her in the face, steals $20 in Manhattan

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January 18, 2020 - 5:29 pm
Man gropes punches robs woman Harlem



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police are searching for a man who groped a woman before violently attacking her and stealing her money in Harlem this week.

The 54-year-old woman was in the stairwell of a building at East 135th Street and Madison Avenue on Thursday morning when she was attacked by the man.

Police said the man groped the woman and then stole $20 from her pants. He then punched her in the face, causing a severe injury to her left eye.

The woman was taken by EMS to an area hospital in stable condition.

The man took off after the attack. Police released a surveillance image of him on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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