Surveillance video captures an assailant attacking a woman and stealing her backpack in the Manhattan subway

Surveillance video captures an assailant attacking a woman and stealing her backpack in the Manhattan subway

A mugger bashed a woman in the head inside a Manhattan subway station before making off with her laptop computer, startling surveillance video released by cops shows.

He dropped his own bag to the ground and sucker-punched her from behind in the head, sending her toppling to the floor, the video shows.

The victim had just exited an L train at the First Ave. station on E. 14th St. in the East Village and was walking toward the MetroCard machines with her cellphone out when the crook came up from behind her about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, police said.

“Give me your bag!” the crook screamed as he ripped her backpack off her while she was down.

The woman suffered a bruise to her head but declined medical attention.

The backpack contained the victim’s MacBook Air and debit and credit cards, cops said.

Cops are asking the public’s help identifying the attacker and tracking him down.

He is described as about 30, 5-foot-5 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a black winter hat, light-colored scarf, red-and-black jacket, blue shorts and blue sandals.

 

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