Female purse snatcher puts victim in choke hold

A 65-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and placed in a choke hold as she entered her building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

The victim was carrying grocery bags when the female assailant yanked her purse from her shoulder at about 7:40 p.m. on Nov. 11.

The suspect fled the building at Avenue N and East 14th St. with the purse and $200 in cash.

The victim suffered a clavicle bone fracture and was treated at Kings County Hospital.

The NYPD released security camera video of the assault.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.