Police arrest man accused of trying to rob woman, touching her inappropriately in Cedarhurst

Police say they have arrested a man who attempted to rob a woman and then touched her inappropriately in Cedarhurst.

Police say 32-year-old Joseph Nadal is accused of grabbing a woman from behind while she was walking on Broadway near Adelberg Lane on Thursday.
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News 12 is told the suspect threw the victim to the ground and demanded cash.

Officials say Nadal then began touching the woman inappropriately when she said she didn't have any money.

A passing driver saw the struggle and began honking. The suspect then fled.