A woman suffered a facial fracture during a brutal robbery attempt in the Bronx last week.

According to police, the incident happened at 7:41 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9th, when the victim, 40, was inside the vestibule of a building near East 201st Street and Briggs Avenue. The suspect entered the vestibule and tried to take her purse, but the victim held onto the bag. Video shows the suspect leaving at first, but then he returns to try to take the bag once again, punching her and throwing her down.

Police say that the suspect fled eastbound on East 201 Street without any property. The victim was treated for a facial fracture and laceration.

The suspect is described as being bald about 5'8" to 5'11" and wearing gloves. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.