BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A forcible touching incident in Brooklyn Tuesday left a senior woman with a broken arm and a “severe” hip injury, police said Thursday.
The victim, 88, was walking near the corner of Wykoff and Greene avenues about 2:20 a.m. when she was groped from behind. Police said a man on a bicycle grabbed the woman’s buttocks, causing her to fall to the ground. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Police said the woman was transported to a nearby hospital after the fall. She suffered a broken left arm and severe injury to her left hip as a result of the incident, police said.
The bike-riding suspect fled southbound on Greene Avenue, police said. An investigation is ongoing.
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