Elderly woman mugged while sitting on bench in Lower Manhattan, cops say


A partially blind, elderly woman was mugged while sitting on a park bench in Lower Manhattan Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The 85-year-old was sitting on a bench in the Lower East Side at the intersection of Madison and Gouverneur streets just after 1:50 p.m., cops said.

The mugger grabbed the woman’s bag and pushed her to the ground before taking off, according to police.

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