Woman struck over the head with kitchen pot, has walker stolen in Upper Manhattan

UPPER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- A woman was struck over the head with a kitchen pot and her walker was stolen during an argument with four other people in Manhattan Tuesday.

Police said the 61-year-old woman was at the corner of 8th Avenue and West 151 Street in Upper Manhattan around 10:18 p.m. when she got into a verbal dispute with three women and a man.

It turned physical from there and the victim, Sylvia Fields, was kicked and punched and then struck over the head with a kitchen pot.

The suspects stole her bag with cash and credit cards inside and took off with her walker.

Fields was taken to NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem.

On Friday, she said she was still in a lot of pain and suffered a slipped disk and a broken ankle.

Police are now searching for the women and man.

Surveillance video shows all the suspects very clearly and the women are known to live in the neighborhood.

Fields says she has seen them before but she has no idea why she was targeted.

Police sources tell Eyewitness News there may have been a prior incident between one of the women and Fields.

The young man captured on video in a white shirt and red shorts is not considered a suspect and did not participate in the altercation.

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