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Police: S.I. Robbery Suspect Stabbed Woman Before Taking Cellphone

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a suspect wanted in a violent Staten Island robbery.

Authorities said the suspect approached a 31-year-old woman around 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 25 at the intersection of Lamberts Lane and Globe Avenue in Graniteville and stabbed her in the back with a sharp object, grabbed her cellphone and fled on foot.

The victim was then taken to Staten Island University Hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. Authorities also released surveillance video of the suspect in the hope that someone will be able to identify him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.