BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A 29-year-old woman walking on the Lower East Side one recent early morning was choked-out by an unknown man, police said.
It was 4:10 a.m. on Sun., Oct. 22, as the victim was walking at Houston Street and Avenue D. The unidentified man came up suddenly from behind her and clamped his hands tightly around her neck.
After being strangled, the woman fell to the ground, blacking out briefly. She got up and the man fled on foot toward Avenue C.
The victim suffered bruising to her knee and a cut on her neck.
The suspect is described as around 35 to 45 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
Police released surveillance video and a photo of the suspect from the incident location.
Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. Tips leading to an arrest and indictment result in a reward of $3,500.