Cops seek crook who attacked and robbed a woman on a Brooklyn street

Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD is searching for a suspect who assaulted and robbed a woman in Brooklyn last month.

According to police, at 7:19 a.m. on Sept. 23 a 65-year-old woman was in the vicinity of Rodney Street and Division Avenue in Williamsburg when an unknown man approached her from behind. He then proceeded to hit the victim with an unknown blunt object in her back and the back of her head and forcibly took her purse.

The suspect fled the location, but ultimately dropped the purse because he was being chased by bystanders. The victim was removed to Woodhull Hospital with a minor laceration to her head.

The NYPD released a video of the suspect taken from nearby surveillance footage:

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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