Authorities say the victim was walking back to her hotel on St. James Place around 3:15 a.m. when the suspect approached her, grabbed her buttocks, kissed her on the face, and took her wallet from her bag.
A brief struggle ensued, and he shoved the woman to the ground, causing her to sustain a bruise to her forearm. The victim later refused medical attention.
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The man then southbound on Pearl Street with the wallet, which held the victim's Texas state ID, roughly $100, and credit cards.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). They say that all calls are strictly confidential.