Police Say They Identified Wrong Man As Suspect In Brutal Fort Greene Attempted Robbery Caught On Video

Police say they made a mistake, accusing the wrong suspect in a brutal attack on a 65-year-old woman was caught on camera in Brooklyn.

It happened on Sept. 28, just before 5 p.m. near St. Edwards and Willoughby Streets in Fort Greene. A man can be seen getting off his bicycle and chasing the woman into the street, where he tries to take her purse before dragging her back onto the sidewalk.

Police say the suspect punched the woman in the face, then rode off emptyhanded. The victim was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where she was treated for pain, swelling and cuts to her body.

Police initially said they knew the man they were looking for, but they now say he was locked up in Rikers at the time for another unrelated crime.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say they made a mistake, accusing the wrong suspect in a brutal attack on a 65-year-old woman was caught on camera in Brooklyn .

It happened on Sept. 28, just before 5 p.m. near St. Edwards and Willoughby Streets in Fort Greene .

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