The assault occurred within the space of East 29th Road and First Avenue round 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police stated.
Footage posted on Twitter by the New York Police Division reveals the person strategy the girl, who authorities say is 64 years outdated, from behind and choke her earlier than pulling her to the bottom, crouching over her and stealing her bag.
He then saunters away as the girl stays on the bottom, video reveals.
Police stated the thief additionally made off with the sufferer’s Apple iPhone and her pockets, which contained roughly $100.
The sufferer was not significantly injured.