Woman attacked and robbed in East Village

July 9, 2013 12:53:54 PM PDT
Police are hunting for the men who attacked and robbed a woman as she left her apartment in the East Village Monday evening.

According to investigators, two men followed the woman as she walked from her first floor apartment, with one of them placing her in a choke hold.

After she fell to the ground, they made off with her pocketbook containing her cell phone, credit cards and personal property, as well as a Bank of America bag.

The victim, a businesswoman, was taking a week's worth of receipts to the bank, and was robbed of more than $100,000.

The suspects were dressed as part of a construction crew doing renovations in the building.

Detectives believe they followed the woman home, knowing that she had the cash.

The suspects are described as two male blacks, 28-33 years old, 6'1" to 6'2" tall, and approximately 200 lbs.

Suspect #1 was wearing a white shirt, black du-rag, and sun glasses. Suspect #2 was wearing a black t-shirt, black du-rag, and jeans.

Anyone with information 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 http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.