Police Say This Man Punched a Woman and Robbed Her Purse

New York Police Department Surveillance video of the suspect.
Robbery Suspect at 116 Avenue CNew York Police Department The suspect.

A man followed a woman into 116 Avenue C on August 11 and punched her in the face several times before snatching her purse, the police said.

The man, thought to be in his late 20s, made his move at 11:45 p.m. in the building near East Eighth Street. As the 28-year-old victim began to go up the stairs the suspect threw her to the ground, punched her and ran out of the building.