NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect in the robbery of a woman in the Bronx.

Around 8:10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, the man grabbed a 55-year-old woman at Croes and Westchester avenues, on the northern edge of the Soundview section of the Bronx, police said.

The suspect punched the woman in the face and stole $500 and a cell phone, police said.

The man then ran off.

The suspect was described as a black male with a slim build, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, and a black hooded sweat shirt with a white scarf covering his face, police said.

He spoke in a West Indian or African accent, police said.

Police have released a surveillance image of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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