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Woman attacked on church steps sustained skull fracture, remains hospitalized, relative says: ‘Long recovery’

68 year old woman attacked and was stolen He suffered a skull fracture while walking to church over the weekend and remains in critical condition, his family announced Tuesday.

The suspect, who is still at large, followed the woman up the steps of St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church in the Jamaica area. queens new york, before jumping in front of her and knocking her down. Her nephew told Fox News that the woman was on her way to Mass, which she attends every Sunday.

Security camera footage showed the woman falling back about three steps and landing on her back. She appears to be writhing in agony as her suspected thief rummages through her purse and flees.Suspect stole $300 and her cell phone before leaving in the car.

New York City police are searching for a man who pushed a 68-year-old woman down a flight of stairs and stole her money in Queens, video shows. (New York City Police Department)

“She’s recovering. We just visited her in the hospital,” her nephew Daniel Cofaro-Hill said Tuesday on “The Ingraham Angle.” “She can talk to us a little bit, but she can’t talk yet.” [make] A complete sentence or something like that. She sustained her skull fracture…her entire family came from out of state to see her…they think it will be a long recovery period. ”

Hill said her aunt, who was in critical condition, managed to get up and walk to her car after the attack, only to realize her wallet and keys had been stolen. Hill said her suspect watched her from nearby and returned to steal the woman’s 2006 Nissan Altima in order to escape. According to the police.

A wanted poster by the New York City Police Department for the man who pushed a 68-year-old woman down the stairs of a church and then stole it from her.

A wanted poster by the New York City Police Department for the man who pushed a 68-year-old woman down the stairs of a church and then stole it from her. (New York City Police Department)

“She tried to walk to her car. When she got to her car, the suspect appeared to be watching her from up the block,” Hill said. “And obviously she realized she didn’t have her wallet or her keys and left the car. Then he stole the car and she was walking home and her daughter called 911. He was taken to the police.” He was taken to the hospital by ambulance. ”

The suspect is described as a man with “dark skin,” between 18 and 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and of medium build, according to the NYPD. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt under a black jacket, black pants, a black face mask, and black Jordans with red trim.

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Hill said the NYPD was able to take fingerprints from her aunt’s car and informed her family that “we have a good idea who it is.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Fox News Digital’s Chris Eberhart contributed to this report.

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