Authorities say a man approached the 60-year-old victim from behind and stabbed him multiple times, all for a cell phone.
The incident happened just before 11 p.m. on September 17 inside the lobby of the man's apartment building on Intervale Avenue in the Longwood section.
The suspect is seen on surveillance video putting the man in a choke hold, stabbing him several times and removing the victim's cell phone.
The female suspect acted as a lookout during the incident, but the victim saw her and tried to signal her for help.
The suspects were later spotted in the neighborhood.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.