According to activist Quanell X, the woman was put in the hospital following the attack. According to her family, a man broke into the home in Sunnyside Gardens on January 18. He allegedly entered through a back window and left her on the living room floor with a broken shoulder.
Speaking to Eyewitness News, the victim, Ophelia Outley, says she's doing much better.
"I'm doing much better, thank God. I'm about as well as can be expected because I'm lying here. But I'm dong pretty good so far," she said. "No complaints right now. Thank God."
At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Quanell X called for the arrest of the suspect and says the alleged assault is an outrage.
"We believe he's from this community," he said.
Quanell X says many believe those within the neighborhood know who the man is who assaulted and robbed the elderly woman. He urged for those within the community to not accept this kind of crime.
"If you're smart, the jail is the safest place for you," Quanell X said. "Because if we find you, you won't need a jail cell. If we find you, you won't rob nobody else's grandmother. We will deal with you where we find you."
Dr. Dawn Brown says she believes the suspect went after Outley simply because of her age.
Quanell X had a clear message to whoever committed the crime.
"You like beating up old women, you like robbing old women?" he asked. "I tell you what, if we find you, we're going to give you your chance to fight real men."