According to authorities, on November 16, the victim, a 59-year-old woman was walking along 88th Street around 8:20 p.m. in Bay Ridge when she was approached from behind by the suspect.
Police say the man tried to grab the woman's backpack, and a struggle began between the two. During the struggle, the suspect produced a knife and slashed the victim on both hands and also on her head before running away with the backpack.
The backpack contained credit cards, a cell phone, sunglasses, and roughly $2,400.
The victim was taken by EMS to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where she was treated and released.
Police describe the suspect as a dark-skinned man, in his 20's standing 6'0" tall with a medium build and was last seen wearing a black hoodie with black fitted pants with the letters "RKF" (with the R written backwards) and was wearing a blue surgical face mask.
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 at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say all calls are strictly confidential.