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Police Seeking Suspect Who Choked and Punched Woman During Hempstead Robbery Attempt

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Officials: When the victim started to scream, the subject - a male black, 20-25 years of age - fled the scene on foot.

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A composite drawing (above) of the suspect in a Robbery and Assault that occurred on Saturday, July 1, in Hempstead.

Photo by: Nassau County Police Department

Hempstead, NY - July 4, 2017 - The Third Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1:30 am in Hempstead.
 
According to detectives, a female victim, 26, was at the Hempstead Bus Depot when she was approached by an unknown male subject. The victim started to walk away, but the subject followed.  
 
The subject then grabbed the victim choking her to the point that she passed out for a few seconds. When the victim awoke the subject punched her in the face and grabbed her handbag. When the victim started to scream the subject dropped the handbag and fled the scene on foot.  
 
The victim was transported by private automobile to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
 
The subject is described as a male black, 20-25 years of age, dark complexion, thin muscular build, black short hair, wearing a gold chain around his neck.
 
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.