Suspects attack woman during attempted robbery

Police are searching for the suspects who violently attacked a woman during an attempted robbery. Officials say the incident happened early Saturday morning near Prospect

Police are searching for the suspects who violently attacked a woman during an attempted robbery.

Police are searching for the suspects who violently attacked a woman during an attempted robbery. (10/11/15)

THE BRONX - Police are asking for the public's help as they search for the suspects who violently attacked a woman during an attempted robbery.

Officials say the incident happened at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning near Prospect and Westchester avenues.

Police say the group of suspects walked up to the 60-year-old victim, put her in a chokehold and tried to steal her purse.

The woman eventually broke free, but as she ran away one of the suspects tracked her down and kicked her in the leg.

The victim fell and snapped her wrist.

Officials say the suspects ran from the scene empty handed. They say the victim was treated at a hospital for her injury and has since been released.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 2 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx 3 VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx Academy
Sherlin Camacho died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center 4 ME rules death of 3-month-old Bronx girl a homicide
The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged 5 The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged abuse

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE