NYPD: 70-year-old mugged after kidney dialysis

A 70-year-old woman was mugged and assaulted after leaving her kidney dialysis treatment on West 233rd Street early Saturday morning, police say.

A 70-year-old woman was mugged and assaulted after leaving her kidney dialysis treatment on West 233rd Street early Saturday morning, police say. (12/20/16)

THE BRONX - A 70-year-old woman was mugged and assaulted after leaving her kidney dialysis treatment on West 233rd Street early Saturday morning, police say.

Jean Richards left the Davita Riverdale Dialysis Center around 4:50 a.m. Police say a young woman grabbed Richards's purse, hit her in the face and fled with the bag.

The assailant allegedly also threatened to stab Richards with a knife, police say.

They say the suspect is around 18 years old.

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

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