65-year-old Asian woman assaulted and robbed in New York neighborhood

Two assailants pushed a 65-year-old Asian woman to the ground and grabbed her purse as she walked down a tree-lined street in Queens on Sunday morning, cops said.

The victim was walking on 155th Street and 35th Avenue in Murray Hill when the robbers approached and shoved her around 9 a.m., cops said.

The two crooks snatched the purse from her hands, cops said. There was no immediate description of the thieves, cops said.

Cops said they were not investigating the crime as bias-related at this point.

Hate crimes have increased in the city, particularly against Asian Americans and Jews.

Crimes such as robbery, burglary and robbery saw a sharp increase in the city in June this year compared to the same month last year. Robberies increased by 36%, from 1,137 incidents in June 2021 to 1,548 in June 2022, according to data recently released by the NYPD. Burglaries increased by 33.8% – from 956 incidents to 1,279 – and armed robberies by 41% – from 3,168 to 4,467, the data showed.


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