A mugger savagely put a woman in a chokehold and threw her to the ground during a scary Brooklyn attack caught on camera, authorities said Wednesday.
The violent mugging happened on Aug. 8 at 11:40 p.m. when the 34-year-old victim was walking near Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights, police said.
As the woman approached, the hoodie-wearing man suddenly extended his left arm, put her in a choke hold and slammed her head into a parked car, surveillance video shot from two different angles showed.
He then pinned her to the ground, took the woman’s backpack and calmly walked away, west on Bergen, police said. The woman’s cell phone and tablet were in the backpack.
She suffered bruises and cuts to her face, neck and body.
The suspect was described as black with a beard, and last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and red sneakers.
Police are asking for the public’s help and any information can be called into (800) 577-TIPS.
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