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.
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.