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Man pretends to be Good Samaritan, attacks woman

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A man pretending to be a Good Samaritan attacked a woman who needed help getting into her building in the Hamilton Heights section of Manhattan.

In surveillance video released by the NYPD, the man is seen holding the door for his victim before grabbing her, placing her in a choke hold and forcing her to the ground.

Police say the man stole two gold chains from the 48-year-old woman.  She was not seriously injured.

The attack and robbery took place on July 15 at about 2:30 a.m.

The NYPD is still looking for the attacker.

If you recognize him from the video or know anything about the assault, you're encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at any of the following:

www.nypdcrimestoppers.com

CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

Text your

tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577

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