A 73-year-old Nyack woman was beaten and robbed on Main Street late Monday and a 55-year-old homeless woman has been charged in connection with the attack, according to Orangetown Police.
The victim, police said, was punched in the face, knocked to the ground, and punched and kicked in the face as she was on the ground and had her wallet stolen.
Orangetown police oficers were called to the area of 19 Main St., near Gedney Street, at about 10:40 p.m. to investigate a report of an injured woman lying on the street and yelling for help. Town officers found the victim bleeding from the face and head, but she was able to tell them about her attacker and the direction in which she fled.
As a town officer stayed with the woman, other officers searched nearby backyards for the attacked. At 28 Burd St., a town officer spotted a garage door ajar and looked inside — finding Maryann White, 55, of no known address lying face down in a corner trying to hide.
Police said White was taken into custody and brought back to the scene of the attack. Police said the victim identified White as the attacker.
Another town officer found the victim's wallet in a yard on Main Street a short distance from the site of the attack.
The victim was treated on Main Street by members of Rockland Paramedics and she was also assisted by and taken to Nyack Hospital by members of the Nyack Community Ambulance Corps.
White was charged with second-degree robbery and third-degree assault and arraigned in Nyack Justice Court. Nyack Judge Robet Knoebel ordered White held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City without bail pending a hearing.