BROOKLYN - Police say they are searching for the man that came up behind a 71-year-old woman and violently robbed her near East Seventh Street and Avenue H.

Police say the suspect grabbed the victim's purse, knocked her to the ground and got away on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He stands around 5 foot 7 inches tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black ski hat and black clothing.