UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — A thief hit a man in the face with a cane and kicked the victim down a set of stairs at a Manhattan subway station, police said Monday. 

The attacker asked the 45-year-old victim if he could borrow his cellphone at the West 110th Street – Central Park West subway station on Jan. 23, officials said. When the victim handed over his phone, the attacker swung his cane into the victim’s face. 

The bleeding victim followed the attacker up a set of stairs, police said. The attacker turned around and kicked the victim down the stairs before fleeing. 

Police asked for help identifying the attacker. The NYPD released a surveillance image on Monday. 

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