A 45-year-old woman was robbed and beaten with bats by three men in Mineola early Tuesday night, police said.
The victim was walking north on Mineola Boulevard in the vicinity of Jericho Turnpike when the three suspects got out of a white hatchback, police said.
The men then beat the victim until her shirt tore, exposing the money she had hidden in her blouse, which the men then stole before fleeing in the hatchback in an unknown direction, police said.
The victim suffered bruising and abrasions to her neck, left knee and right elbow and two of her front teeth were chipped, police said. She was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries.
Two of the men are described as 5-foot-11 with thin builds and wearing black masks, shirts and pants. The third man is described as 5-foot-6 with a medium build and also wearing a black mask, shirt and pants.
Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact 1-800-244-TIPS.