Man mugs handicapped woman after offering help

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A handicapped woman was attacked walking into her own apartment, and it was all caught on surveillance.

The attack happened back on July 15, but police have just released the video of the attack.

Caridad Ramirez says she was simply walking home from a night with friends when a man offered to help her inside her apartment. Since there are a few steps to get inside, and she uses a walker, Ramirez says she didn’t think much of it. However, once the suspect opened the door and Ramirez made her way inside, the man placed Ramirez in a chokehold and threw her to the ground. Ramirez says the suspect ran off with two gold chains.

“It’s a shame, i have seen other things happen here and it’s a shame you can’t walk at whatever time and somebody will attack you,” Ramirez told PIX11.

Ramirez said she had bruises to her head and neck from the attack and that she is reluctant to walk outside but refuses to stay bottled up inside her apartment.

In the meantime, cops have hung flyers up around the Hamilton Heights area and are now offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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