NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding a robbery suspect in Brooklyn.

Police say a man followed his victim, a 28-year-old white woman, into her apartment building in Fort Greene, threw her to the floor, beat her, and took her pocketbook before fleeing the scene.

Police say the incident happened on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 3 a.m.

The suspect is described as a Black man in his 30’s, standing at 5’10” and wearing a brown coat, black pants, and a white scarf  that was partially covering his face.

Anyone with information in regard 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.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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