NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a suspect they said punched an elderly woman in the head before taking her pocketbook in Brooklyn.

The incident happened on Wednesday around 8 p.m. near Saratoga Avenue in Bushwick, authorities said.

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The suspect followed the 88-year-old woman into a building before he attacked and robbed her, police said.

The victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital in stable condition.

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That suspect is described by police as man in his 20’s, around 6-feet. He was last seen wearing a blue coat, black cap, dark-colored pants with two white stripes down the sides, and black sneakers with white stripes.

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 or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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All calls are strictly confidential.