A middle-aged Jewish woman suffered head injuries during an assault in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn Thursday night, CrownHeights.info reported.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. local time Thursday while the woman was walking between Troy Avenue and Albany Avenue, when a female African American teenager rushed the victim from behind, punching her in the head and knocking her to the ground.

The assailant continued to beat her victim, while attempting to steal her pocketbook. Shomrim were able to apprehend the assailant, a 16-year-old girl who was taken into police custody.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.