BAYONNE, NJ - A 73-year-old Bayonne woman was attacked while checking the mailbox on her porch late Thursday, Captain Eric Amato reported.

According to a statement, the victim reported that the unknown male approached her from behind at approximately 10:18 p.m. and demanded her purse.

After the victim refused the suspect attempted to forcibly remove the purse from her possession, dragging the victim down the front steps in the process. The suspect then continued to drag her a short distance across the sidewalk in the area of 52nd Street and Avenue B before taking possession of the purse and fleeing the scene. 

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The victim suffered injuries to her knee, wrist, and upper arm and  received treatment for her injuries at the Bayonne Medical Center.

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