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Man Shoves Woman to the Ground in Astoria, Steals Her Purse: NYPD

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shoved a woman to the ground and snatched her purse in Astoria on Jan. 1. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Jan. 6, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shoved a woman to the ground and snatched her purse in Astoria on New Year’s Day.

Authorities say that the 36-year-old victim was walking on 29th Street in Astoria, within the confines of the 114th Precinct, at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 1 when a man approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground.

The alleged thief grabbed her purse and fled the scene on foot.

EMS arrived at the scene and treated the woman for minor injuries, police said.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect on Jan. 5.

The suspect was wearing jeans, a black jacket, red and black shoes and a red and blue hat.

Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

This story first appeared on QNS

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