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Thief snatches purse from woman near Flushing Avenue station: NYPD

Oct. 30, by Nathaly Pesantez

Photo of suspect released by NYPD

A thief made a run for it after stealing a woman’s purse near the Flushing Avenue station at the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg, according to police.

The incident happened at 7:54 a.m. on Oct. 7 near Humboldt Street and Broadway when a man approached a 32-year-old woman in front of a store and grabbed her blue purse before running from the scene, an NYPD spokesperson said. The purse contained $30 and two debit cards, along with personal identification items.

The 32-year-old woman was not injured, the NYPD said.

Police are on the lookout for the man described as Black and approximately 20-years-old. A photo of the suspect was released by police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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