MANHATTAN — An acquaintance attacked a woman and stole her purse in Central Park after offering to walk her home Monday night, leaving the victim with broken teeth, police said.
The victim, 35, was with another woman on East Drive, near East 108th Street, when she bumped into a man she knew about 9 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
The victim said she had to head home and the man offered to walk her, so they parted ways with the other woman, police said.
At some point, the man attacked and robbed her, police said. Investigators were also trying to determine if he sexually assaulted her.
The incident left the victim with broken teeth, though its unclear what caused the injury, police said. She was treated at an area hospital.
The suspect fled and hadn't been arrested as of Tuesday morning, police said.
A police spokesman didn't provide a description of the suspect, adding that the victim was being "uncooperative."