The suspect, seen here on surveillance video, fled the scene after robbing and attNYPD

The NYPD is trying to identify a man who they say attacked and robbed an 81-year-old woman at her Bronx home.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, the suspect followed the woman into the entrywayof her residence at the 2400 block of Arthur Avenue in Belmont, police said.The suspect forcibly removed the victim's necklace from behind, kicked her in the back and fled the scene.

The woman sustained a minor injury but refused medical attention.

The suspect, who was caught on surveillance video, is described as a Hispanic man with a thin build and medium complexion, and was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, a white T-shirt, beige shorts and black sneakers.

 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the NYPD'sCrime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online at nypdcrimestoppers.com or via text message by sending "TIP577" to274637 (CRIMES).

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