Attacker Chokes, Robs Woman Inside Midtown Steakhouse: Police - NBC New York

Attacker Chokes, Robs Woman Inside Midtown Steakhouse: Police

The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for swelling and bruising to her eye, police said

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    Woman Choked, Robbed Inside Steakhouse: NYPD

    A man sneaked into a midtown steakhouse through a side entrance and punched and choked a woman inside the manager’s office before stealing $400 from her, police said. Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A man sneaked into Quality Meats, a midtown steakhouse, on Friday and punched and choked a woman

    • The woman was inside the manager's office when the attack happened, police said

    • The man stole $400 from the woman's backpack and fled the scene. The woman was treated for swelling and bruising to her eye

    A man sneaked into a midtown steakhouse through a side entrance and punched and choked a woman inside the manager’s office before stealing $400 from her, police said.

    The man made his way into Quality Meats, on West 58th Street near Sixth Avenue, through a side entrance around 12:30 p.m. on Friday and went into the manager’s office in the basement, the NYPD said.

    The man then punched a 35-year-old woman who was inside the office in the eye and put her in a chokehold before demanding cash, police said.

    The man took $400 from the woman’s backpack and fled the scene, the NYPD said.

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    The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for swelling and bruising to her eye, police said.

    Police are now searching for the man, who stands at around 5-foot-7, weighs around 180 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and a winter hat.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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