NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching for a suspect Thursday after a woman was robbed, beaten and molested in Harlem.

Around 4 a.m. Monday, April 24, the 35-year-old victim was near 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue when the suspect came up from behind, simulated a gun, and took her handbag, police said.

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The man then hit the woman multiple times in her face, pulled down her pants, and touched her crotch, police said.

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The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem for her injuries, and the suspect ran off, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male about 20 years old with a dark complexion, who was last seen wearing a green sweat suit, a black hat and white sneakers.

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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.