A straphanger was left bleeding in the head Friday after a struggle with a mugger on a subway stairway in Greenwich Village, police said.
The victim, described as in his 50s, was on the steps of Manhattan’s West Fourth Street-Washington Square station just after noon when the suspect suddenly grabbed him by the backpack, authorities said.
The suspect argued with the male suspect, who took an undisclosed amount of money from him, police said.
The victim suffered head injuries during the clash, police said.
Photos show him with the back of his head, ear and part of his neck covered in blood as he was treated by paramedics. After the incident, a trail of blood was seen on the stairs.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The attacker – described as a man in his twenties with dreadlocks and a thin build and wearing a white shirt, gray shorts and sneakers – fled the scene.