New York, NY – The New York Police Department released a 19-second video June 29 that shows a man calmly walked up behind a 64-year-old woman, put her in a choke hold, brought her to the ground, and then calmly walked away with her handbag (video below).
The handbag contained the woman’s money (about $100) and cell phone, according to the New York Police Department.
The woman was not seriously injured, according to Fox News.
The attack happened in the vicinity of East 29th Street and First Avenue at about 8:30 am Sunday, June 28. It was captured on surveillance video.
Police are asking for help in trying to identify and apprehend the suspect.
There was another attack on an elderly woman in June in Manhattan that received much publicity.
A video captured a 92-year-old woman being pushed down by 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage on June 12. KABC reported that Brimmage has been arrested more than 100 times.
He was captured after being recognized by officers who had dealt with him before.
KABC reported that Brimmage was a Level 2 sex offender. Level 2 means that the person is a moderate risk of repeat offense, according to the state of New York.
Brimmage’s most recent previous arrest was March 9 when he punched a 29-year-old man at a pizza parlor, KABC reported.
“I’m frightened to tears,” the 92-year-old said. “I’m not going to walk there on my own, and it’s very upsetting. It’s very upsetting.”
The woman’s name was withheld upon her request, according to KABC.
“I thought it was a brick or something like that,” the 92-year-old woman said, according to KABC. “Hit me on the right scalp, on the right side of my head, and of course I fell down on the street. There were a couple of young women there. They helped me up. They said, ‘I’m going to call an ambulance.'”
You can see the video of the latest attack below. Warning – graphic content:
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: Do you know this guy? On 6/28/20 at approx 8:30 AM, in front of 332 East 29 St in Manhattan, the suspect choked a 64-year-old female, then took her bag containing her phone and money. Any info call or DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are anonymous. pic.twitter.com/QXWLxXBAjb
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 30, 2020