Suspect Put Woman In Chokehold, Stole Items, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect who attacked and robbed a woman in southern Brooklyn.

The attack happened at around 4 a.m. this past Friday, police said. Police did not specify a street or block where the incident occurred, but said it was in the 60th Precinct, which includes Coney Island, Sea Gate and Brighton Beach.

The 63-year-old woman walked out of her home and down the street, when a man approached her from behind and put her in a chokehold before stealing her pocketbook and cellphone.

The suspect in the incident was described only as a man standing 5-foot-7 and weighing 160 pounds. Police have released a black-and-white surveillance video of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 27463 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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