WATCH: NYC Woman, 74, Punched in Face After Teens Rob Her

A 74-year-old woman in Manhattan was punched in the face after she confronted a group of teenagers who snatched her purse, police said.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Thursday as the woman was standing on East 14th Street in the East Village, the NYPD said.

Security video obtained by WPIX-TV shows three people passing the woman, one of whom grabs the woman’s purse.

As she turns to confront the thieves, one of them punches her, knocking her to the ground.

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