By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say attacked and robbed a woman at the Herald Square subway station in Manhattan.

It happened around 4 a.m. Monday on the F train platform.

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Police said the suspect put the 23-year-old victim in a headlock, threw her to the ground and forcibly touched her.

(Credit: NYPD)

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He then took off with her purse, police said. Surveillance video shows him jumping the turnstile at the station.

The woman was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition.

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Anyone with information about her attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team