UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are searching for the suspects accused of punching a woman during an attempted robbery in Manhattan.
The 57-year-old victim was walking in the vicinity of Amsterdam Avenue and West 68th Street Thursday night when a group of people approached her from behind, authorities said.
One of them punched her in the head, causing her to fall, police said. A second person attempted to take her purse, but she resisted.
The suspects fled the scene empty-handed, cops said.
The woman sustained fractured bones on her face, police said.
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Editor's note: The story has been updated with the number of suspects sought. Police initially reported two people were being sought in the incident.