NEW YORK - The NYPD wants to find the assailant behind a shocking, unprovoked attack on a woman inside a Manhattan subway station.
The assault on May 2 at about 5:55 p.m. was captured on video.
A 23-year-old woman was walking out of the 14th Street and 1st Avenue subway station when the man approached her from behind and punched her in the head.
The suspect took off with the victim's backpack which had an Apple MacBook Air and credit cards.
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The woman suffered swelling to her head but refused medical attention, said police.
The suspect is described as a male approximately 30-years-old, 5'5" tall, weighing 200 pounds, with a light complexion, medium build and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat, a light-colored scarf around his neck, a red and black jacket, a red, white and blue shirt, blue shorts with white stripes and blue sandals. He was carrying a large blue bag.
The NYPD wants to find the man who assaulted a woman entering an L train subway station in the East Village. (FOX 5 NY)
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the individual is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
All calls are strictly confidential.
A 23-year-old woman was attacked from behind by the man in the photo, according to police. (NYPD)