The man, who is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds, then went into her closet, grabbed the $5,000 and ran off. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue hoodie, blue T-shirt, white backpack and a black and blue Philadelphia Flyers hat, WNBC reported.
Osorio, who has lived in the building for 30 years, had recently mentioned to some people that she was finally ready to buy the headstone for her husband, who died two years ago, NY1 reported.
Osorio was in the hospital for three days recovering from her injuries. She is still concerned about head trauma but is expected to be OK, WPIX reported.
Osorio now is forced to start saving again for the headstone. A GoFundMe account was set up to help.
Despite the ordeal, Osorio considers herself fortunate.
"Thank God," she told WCBS. "Thank God they don't do anything to me, because the money, don't care. The money, I can make it. But my life?"