Cops are looking for a man who they say attacked a woman with a hammer in Woodside in a botched robbery around 6 a.m. on August 17th.

Officers say that the suspect got out of a Toyota 4Runner SUV on 67th Street at 41st Avenue and 66th Street, walked up to the victim, a 28-year-old, tried to snatch her purse, and when she wouldn't give it up, bashed her in the head with a hammer and said something anti-gay.

The attacker fled in his vehicle down 66th Street, police said. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital and treated for a cut to the back of her head. Police say the Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

The attack is similar to one that occurred in Crown Heights in 2014, when one man followed another into his apartment building, attacked him with a hammer while yelling anti-gay slurs, and robbed him of his cellphone.

Another man, David Baril of the Bronx, was shot by police in Midtown last year as he tried to attack a police officer with a hammer. Baril survived the shooting and is still awaiting trial for attempted murder of the officer, as well as a string of other hammer attacks on strangers.

Police ask people with information about the attack to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477, or for Spanish, (888) 577-4782. People can also submit tips online here, or by texting tips to 274637 and entering "TIP577".