Video shows thief choking woman, stealing her bag

The police in New York City are looking for a thief who attacked a woman in Midtown Manhattan Sunday morning and stole her money.

The NYPD released a security camera video that shows the man grabbing the woman from behind, putting her in a chokehold, slamming her to the ground, and then stealing her bag.

The robbery happened outside 332 East 29th Street in the Kips Bay neighborhood at about 8:30 a.m. on June 29, police said.

The victim is a 64-year-old woman, the NYPD said. She suffered cuts to both elbows and her right knee, police said.

The woman's bag contained some money and her phone, police said.

If you have any information, you can contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 (English), 888-577-4782 (Español),, or Twitter @NYPDTips.