NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday were searching for a suspect who grabbed a woman and stole items from her purse on the stairs to the Bleecker Street subway station.

The victim said at 2:27 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, the man came up to her on the stairs to the No. 6 Train station, at Bleecker and Lafayette streets in NoHo, and grabbed her by the arm, police said.

The man told the woman to give him a kiss, police said. The woman resisted and the man fled, police said.

The woman later found an unknown amount of cash and a MetroCard missing from her purse, police said.

Police have released photos of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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