UPPER WEST SIDE — A mugger robbed a woman of her iPhone in Central Park Thursday afternoon before pulling down his pants and demanding she perform a sex act on him, the NYPD said.
The 26-year-old victim entered the park on West 109th Street and made it about three blocks south when the attacker came up to her on West Drive around 3:45 p.m., police said.
He put her in a headlock, tossed her to the ground and demanded her money, the NYPD said.
When she told him she didn’t have any, he snatched her iPhone, then pulled down his pants and told her to perform a sex act on him, the NYPD said.
The woman screamed and the attacker took off, police said.
She suffered cuts to her arm and knees.
Police were still looking for the thief Friday afternoon. He’s believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, police said.