A 44-year-old woman leaving for work was robbed in her driveway in West Babylon on Tuesday by a man who removed her backpack, dumped her belongings and fled with cash, Suffolk County police said.

The robbery happened at 5:15 a.m. on Outlook Avenue.

Police said the woman was preparing to leave for work when the man, described as wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and brown work gloves, approached her, held an object to her throat and took her backpack.

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Police said he then took the backpack and dumped its contents on the driveway, taking her money. Then he fled on foot.

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Police said the woman was not injured in the robbery.

Police said First Squad detectives are investigating -- and asked anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential, police said.