Suspect arrested in robbery and attack of woman in Central Park

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Wednesday, July 22, 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.

One week later, police had a suspect under arrest.

Police arrested 55-year-old Oscar Jiggetts. He's facing charges of third degree robbery and attempted grand larceny.

It happened near West 102nd Street and West Drive last 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.

She suffered a black eye, bruising and possibly a broken wrist.