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Cops Search For Suspect in Essex Street Mugging

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Police are looking for a suspect who attacked and robbed a woman on Essex Street in the early morning hours of Jan. 24.

The incident happened at around 4:15 a.m. as the 32-year old victim was walking near Essex and Hester streets. Cops say the suspect came up from behind, pushing her to the ground. Surveillance video shows the attack in progress. The man made off with the woman’s purse and cell phone. In the video, you can tell she tried to hang on to the purse, struggling with her attacker, but he eventually grabbed it from her.

The suspect was wearing a green snorkel jacket. Anyone with information about this crime should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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