CROTONA PARK EAST, the Bronx (PIX11) — An assailant placed a woman in a chokehold and attempted to rape her on a Crotona Park East street, according to authorities.

The attacker approached the victim, 24, from behind near Bryant Avenue and Jennings Street around 3 a.m. Tuesday and put her in a chokehold until she lost consciousness, police said.

The assailant then attempted to rape her, but instead grabbed her cellphone and fled, officials said.

First responders brought the woman to an area hospital for treatment.

Investigators on Wednesday released a surveillance image of the suspect in a public appeal for tips.