Posted on August 30, 2019

NYPD: Teens Attack 67-Year-Old Woman with Her Own Cane in Queens

WNBC, August 29, 2019

Police are looking for a group of teens who robbed and brutally attacked a 67-year-old woman with her own cane in Queens earlier this month, authorities say.


Surveillance video shows the woman struggling to hold onto her cane on 169th Street as a group of teenagers apparently tries to steal it. The group then appears to push the woman down during the attack, and while she was dazed and on her knees, not only did they steal her Samsung cellphone, but proceeded to hit her with her own cane, according to authorities.

The NYPD says the attack appears to be the work of teenagers, possibly two males and two females.

The woman says one of the teens accused her of staring at them before an argument ensued, and the teens jumped her shortly after that.