Police: Woman Randomly Punched Boy, 6, in Head at NY Walgreens

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
August 6, 2020New York
Police: Woman Randomly Punched Boy, 6, in Head at NY Walgreens
A sign outside a Walgreens Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Penn., on June 25, 2019. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

New York City police officials are searching for a woman in her 40s who allegedly punched a 6-year-old boy in the head at a Walgreens in Brooklyn on July 29.

The NYPD’s 83rd Precinct wrote on Twitter: “We are looking for the individual below in regards to an ASSAULT of a 6 YEAR OLD that occurred inside of 755 Broadway on July 29th.” It said the incident occurred in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood.

Authorities told 1010 WINS on Wednesday that the boy was with his mother at the Walgreens near Broadway and Flushing Ave. when the female suspect approached them and hit the child in the back of the head with a fist for no apparent reason.

Police said the woman ran away after punching the child, according to the New York Post. The child refused medical attention, police added.

Officials described the woman as black, in her 50s, about 5-foot-10, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. She was seen last wearing a multi-colored dress, carrying a pink purse, and wearing multi-colored sneakers.

Those with information are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Over the summer, there has been a number of high-profile, random attacks in New York City. The most egregious of which occurred in June, when a 92-year-old woman was pushed to the ground in Manhattan. In another incident, a man was seen on camera punching a 78-year-old woman in the head in Brooklyn around the same time. A man also was seen knocking an 80-year-old man to the ground in a brazen robbery attempt in the Bronx also in June.

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