NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are on the hunt for a man they say is behind a frightening attack in Brooklyn.

The man was captured on surveillance video approaching a woman, putting her in a chokehold and knocking her to the ground before taking off with her backpack.

It happened late last week on Bergen Street near Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights.

The 34-year-old victim was treated for cuts and bruises.

Police describe the suspect as a black man with a beard last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and red sneakers.


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