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Group sought in violent attempted robbery on Upper West Side

Posted: 9:25 AM, Oct 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-19 22:52:42-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are searching for the suspects accused of punching a woman during an attempted robbery in Manhattan.

Police released surveillance footage of the suspects accused of punching a woman during an attempted robbery In Manhattan on Oct. 17, 2019.

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.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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.