Homeless Woman Accused of Robbing, Beating Nyack Woman, 73, on Main Street

Police: Victim punched, kicked in face, wallet stolen.

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.


Tess April 18, 2013 at 07:57 AM
This is heartbreaking and too sick to comprehend. It's hard, if at all possible, to get inside someone's head. If not for anything, hopefully the attacker will eventually feel remorse.
Datruth!!!! May 05, 2013 at 03:11 PM
And that same person has been released with out Bail!!! Why because she's a confidential informant for the task force!!! A carrer criminal wit over 50 charges let go with no bail jus so she can work for the narcotic task force for 25 dollars to go and buy drugs from these little kids so they can send them to jail with no hope of ever. And when she's done she's still go and buy drugs for her self!! This is the most backward society in the world!!! And wonder why people hate America!!!!


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