MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault and robbery that happened on a B train last week.

A woman was on a northbound train approaching the 145th Street subway station in Manhattan on Sept. 20 when the suspect walked up to her, pulled her hair, punched her in the face, and knocked her to the ground, according to authorities.

The suspect stole the woman’s cellphone and fled the station, according to authorities.

Police said the victim suffered bruises on her face and lacerations to her hand and was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.