The NYPD is looking for a suspect in a violent robbery that took place last week in Brooklyn.
According to the NYPD, a 34-year-old woman was walking near Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue, around 11:40 p.m. on August 8, when a person stuck out his arm and put her into a chokehold. Video shows the suspect pulling her to the ground and taking her backpack.
The victim fled west on Bergen Street. She was treated for bruising and small lacerations to her face, neck and body. Her backpack contained her cellphone and a tablet.
The male suspect is described as having a beard and was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, dark colored pants and red sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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. All calls are strictly confidential.