From Hudson Police:
On Sunday, September 16, 2019, shortly before midnight, the Hudson City Police Department received a call from Columbia County 911 reporting a “mugging” that just occurred in front of 15 North 6th Street.
HPD patrols responded immediately to the area and located the injured victim, a Hudson woman in her late 50’s. She reported to police that she was walking home from work when a tall, thin, black male, who appeared to be in his 20’s, followed her up the street. She stated that he was wearing a “hoodie”. The suspect allegedly stated, “Give me your purse” and began physically attacking the woman. She sustained serious injuries and was transported by the Greenport Rescue Squad to the Columbia Memorial Hospital emergency department. The victim was later transferred to Albany Medical Center for additional treatment. The injuries are not considered life threatening.
During the attack the suspect forcibly stole the victim’s purse. Some items inside the purse included a cell phone, passport, and numerous credit cards. The victim reportedly did not know her attacker.
The suspect ran away, west on Warren St., just prior to police arrival to the scene.
The City of Hudson Detective Unit is currently assigned this investigation and leads are being updated.
If anyone has any further information they would like to share with the HPD concerning the above incident, please contact the Hudson City Police Department, Detective Division at (518) 828- 3388.