MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A woman was in her Midtown Manhattan apartment when a robber broke through her door, resulting in a struggle that left the victim with a concussion, police said Thursday.
The break-in happened at an apartment near East 49th Street and Third Avenue around 7:40 p.m. on Oct. 5, according to the NYPD.
A 33-year-old woman was at home when the robber kicked and broke her door open, police said. They got into a struggle after the robber demanded she hand over her possessions. The victim suffered a concussion and minor injuries, authorities said.
The robber ended up stealing $5,000 and the victim’s cellphone, police said. He fled the location in a dark-colored Nissan Rogue, according to police.
The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect, who hasn’t been caught. The suspect is believed to be in his early 30s. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 300 pounds, according to police.
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