Police in Manhattan are looking for a woman who they say punched a 70-year-old parishioner in the face at a Church on the Upper East side.
According to the Department of the new York police Department (NYPD), the attack took place on Tuesday, March 26, at St. Monica’s Church on East 79th Street about 10 o’clock in the morning. The suspect entered the Church and yelled, «Shut up.» Then she went over to the woman, punched her in the face and ran away. As have informed in police, at the time of the incident, the victim was praying, and her phone was playing music.
The victim, who did not want to disclose his identity, was taken to a local hospital where she was diagnosed with a laceration.
The representative of the 19th police station, assistant superintendent Kathleen Welch said that the alleged intruder may have known as Annie and see her often in the area. The description is a woman of about 50 years. On the security camera, you can see that she was dressed in a black coat, black pants, she was wearing a black hat or hood.
This is female suspect #wanted for assaulting a 70-year-old female parishioner as she prayed inside St. Monica’s Church located at 413 East 79th St. on 3/26, at approx. 9:50AM #UES
Suspect possibly known as “Annie” & frequents the area. Any info ☎ app 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips pic.twitter.com/lh0up5fVbn
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) March 27, 2019
Anyone with information about the suspect to the woman, the police asked to call the hotline NYPD Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 telephone, contact via the website crimestoppersofnv.com. or send a message to the number 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.