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Police search for man who attacked, choked teen girl after following her home from subway

The victim was with her 2-year-old brother at the time

A teenage girl was attacked in her Brooklyn home after a man followed her and her toddler brother home from the subway, and the suspect is still at large.

According to NBC New York, at around 10:30 p.m. on May 3, a 16-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother got off at the Franklin Avenue subway station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. A man followed the two all the way home from the subway station. When the girl reached her apartment, the man began to talk to her.

The suspect then reportedly forced his way into the home when the girl opened the door. He began repeatedly punching her in the face and choking her.

He then stole her cell phone and her laptop then fled the scene.

Police say the girl sustained cuts on her neck and face. She was taken to Kings County hospital in serious condition but is expected to make a full recovery. Her brother was unharmed in the incident.

Authorities released a surveillance video of the man they believe to be the suspect. He was wearing a black hat with a Superman logo on it.

According to PIX 11, police described the man as being in his 30s and about 5 foot 7 inches tall. He was wearing a black jacket with yellow piping on its arms along with gray sweatpants.

Anyone with information is urged to submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting the NYPD Crimestoppers website, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Check back with Crime Online for updates as this story continues to develop.

[Feature photo: NYPD]