71-year-old woman attacked and robbed on Macon Street in Bed-Stuy

The woman tells police she was put in

The woman tells police she was put in a chokehold and thrown to the ground by the suspect before she was robbed. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Community leaders are calling on residents to help search for a suspect after a woman was brutally attacked and robbed.

The 71-year-old victim told police she was walking near 760 Macon St. when the suspect choked her and threw her to the ground. He got away with her MetroCard, insurance card, credit card, keys and driver's license.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released.

Police say the suspect is a man believed to be in his 30s or 40s who weighs around 200 pounds. He has a long, neatly trimmed goatee and was last seen wearing a tank top, black jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Outraged community leaders are offering a $2,000 reward for information, in addition to an award that is being offered by police.

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