Woman brutally attacked and robbed in Stuyvesant Town

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Man wanted in attack and robbery of woman in Stuyvesant Town
Surveillance video

STUYVESANT TOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the suspect in a brutal attack on a woman in Manhattan.

It happened on Saturday at 18th Street and First Avenue.

Police say the man grabbed the 30-year-old victim from behind, placed her in a chokehold and dragged her to the floor.

He punched her in the face several times, knocking her out.

When she came to, the suspect was gone.

Her underwear had been pulled down and her cellphone was missing.

The suspect is described as 150lbs, 5'7" to 5'10", 25 years old, with a beard; last seen wearing a black t-shirt, dark colored pants and a yellow metal chain around his neck.

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).