76-year-old woman pushed to the ground after sexual assault in Bronx: NYPD

HIGHBRIDGE, Bronx (PIX11) – A man pushed a 76-year-old woman to the ground after he sexually harassed her on Thursday, leaving her injured, police said Saturday.

The woman was walking along Mount Eden Avenue around 7 p.m. when a man approached her from behind, forcibly squeezing her buttocks and breasts. When she screamed for help, the suspect then pushed her to the ground and fled, police said.

The victim suffered lacerations to the head, left eye and hand as a result of the attack. Police said she was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and then released.

The same man was seen about two hours later walking near 102 Featherbed Lane in Morris Heights, police said.

The suspect was last seen wearing black track pants, a red hoodie with white lettering and sneakers.

Submit information to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, by downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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