Violent mugging captured on camera

A man placed a woman in a choke hold before throwing her to the ground, hitting her head against a car in Brooklyn. The violent mugging was captured on security cameras.

It happened on Aug. 8 at about 11:40 p.m. near Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights.

The attacker then pins her to the ground before grabbing her backpack and walking away.

She suffered cuts and bruises.

The suspect is described by police as black with a beard. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and red sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.