NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Saturday evening for a suspect who robbed and pistol-whipped a woman in a quiet area of the West Village.
The suspect followed the 26-year-old victim into a building on Hudson Street near West 10th Street around 3:50 a.m., Saturday, and demanded her bag at gunpoint, police said.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera's Wake To Be Held Thursday At St. Patrick's Cathedral
The suspect then hit the woman in the head with his gun, took the bag, and ran off, police said.READ MORE: Nets Lose Shootout In Minneapolis, Fall To 2-2 Since Durant Injury
The victim refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
Police released surveillance photos of the man, including one in which he is seen pointing the gun.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
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.