Police Say This Man Punched a Woman and Grabbed Her Purse


A man punched and robbed a woman on the Lower East Side, the police said.

Around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the man followed his 25-year-old victim into 50 Allen Street, where he twice punched her in the face and then swiped her purse, according to the police.

The suspect, thought to be between the age of 35 and 40, was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers, as shown in this surveillance camera footage. He’s wanted for robbery.