VIDEO: Man violently attacks, robs woman in East Harlem apartment building

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EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) -- Police are looking for the man who violently attacked and robbed a young woman inside her East Harlem apartment building Thursday.

The 22-year-old victim was followed into the building at about 8:20 p.m. by the unknown assailant, according to the NYPD.


Cops say the suspect followed the woman into her apartment building, then attacked and robbed her.


As the woman walks up the stairs, surveillance video (time stamp is inaccurate) shows the suspect grabbing her from behind and throwing her to the ground.

The attacker was able to flee the scene with the woman's Samsung Galaxy cellphone.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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