A video of a 77-year-old woman being thrown to the ground during a robbery inside an apartment building was made public by the New York City Police Department.
The incident took place in the Bronx neighborhood of the city on Friday around 8:30 a.m.
"Upon arrival officers were informed by a 77-year-old female victim she was approached by unidentified individual from behind and forcibly removed her purse (containing $125 currency and personal items) before fleeing to parts unknown," the NYPD said in a statement.
"The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene by EMS," police added.
The woman is seen being pulled and then thrown to the ground after the suspect grabs her purse, which she was holding with her arm, according to surveillance footage released by the police.
The unidentified suspect appears to be dressed in a dark pair of pants and a gray and black jacket.
The suspect has not been located