VIDEO: Man brutally assaults, robs woman at Brooklyn subway station, report says

A man was caught on video beating and robbing a 56-year-old woman in a subway station in Borough Park, Brooklyn
New York Police Department

(CBS) Police released a video Tuesday in hopes of finding a man in the brutal assault and robbery of a 56-year-old woman at a Brooklyn subway station, CBS New York reports.

Police said the victim got off a southbound F train at the 18th Avenue station around 2:40 a.m. March 9 when the man attacked her.

Surveillance video captured the woman walking down a flight of stairs from an elevated platform, with the man walking down the same flight of stairs on the opposite side, CBS New York reports.

Once they reach the bottom of the stairs, the man grabs the woman, throws her to the ground and brutally beats her before emptying her purse, the station reports. The video ends with the suspect pursuing the victim as she tries to escape.

Police said the woman sustained minor injuries, according to The New York Times.

The robber was described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, weighing about 150 pounds, CBS New York reports. He was seen in the video wearing a black hoodie sweater with the Greek letters "Alpha Phi Delta" on the front and "Stugotz" and the number 27 on the back.

Anyone with information was asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) with "TIP577" in the message.