Woman attacked and robbed in Central Park, picture of suspect released

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A freelance writer, who went to Central Park to work on a piece about finding quiet in the noisy city was attacked and robbed.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect on Friday.

The silence was interrupted on a secluded path near West 102nd Street and West Drive Wednesday morning.

The 26-year-old woman says a man with a muscular build pounced on her and continuously punched her, even after she fell to the ground.

The woman suffered a black eye, bruising and possibly a broken wrist.