Police said a 68-year-old woman strolling in the Village on a weekend afternoon was randomly punched in the head.
According to cops, on Sun., March 7, the victim was walking down the street at Seventh Ave. and W. 13th St. around 4:50 p.m., when she was approached by an unknown man, roughly in his 20s, who hit her in the head. No words were exchanged.
The woman suffered pain and bruising but refused medical attention at the scene.
Police released a surveillance photo and video of the suspect — showing the cowardly attacker running away — taken nearby after the incident.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.