THE BRONX - Police are investigating a slashing that occurred in the Claremont section of the Bronx Monday.

The suspect went up to a woman on East 170th Street and slashed her in the hand and stole her handbag. According to officials, the incident happened around 2 p.m

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.