By Matt StollerThe New York TimesNew York Police Department said Wednesday that it had received an anonymous complaint from a woman who said that she had been assaulted and robbed by a man who had taken her phone.
The woman was treated at the hospital and released.
The department did not name the man.
The Times did not identify the victim or his name, but he was described as being in his 30s.
The newspaper reported that the victim’s mother called 911.
The department did say that the incident was not related to an ongoing investigation and that the police department had no surveillance camera images of the incident.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. in the Bronx, according to the Times.
Police said that the man ran toward a woman walking on a sidewalk, pulled her to the ground and struck her with a brick.
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The man was identified as Joseph Guevara, of the Bronx.
Police are investigating.
The city’s criminal complaints bureau is reviewing the complaint.