Police are investigating after a woman was assaulted and robbed inside a Manhattan subway station on Sunday, according to officials.
Authorities told PIX11, “The woman, 23, was walking toward the exit of the L train station at East 14th Street and First Avenue just before 6 p.m. when an unidentified man approached her from behind.”
Surveillance footage showed the suspect punch the woman in her head, causing her to fall down:
WATCH: Man sucker punches woman in head and steals her backpack in East Village subway station, police say
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He was seen walking away with her blue backpack which held an Apple MacBook Air laptop, and her debit and credit cards, police said.
The woman suffered swelling but refused any medical treatment, according to WLNY.
Authorities described the suspect as a man in