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Police searching for punk who stole woman’s purse in broad daylight in Sunset Park

Wanted: Police are searching for a man who stole a woman’s purse on Fifth Avenue at 51st Street in Sunset Park, at around 2:20 p.m. on April 24.
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Police are searching for a man who stole a woman’s purse in broad daylight last week in Sunset Park.

The robbery occurred April 24 on Fifth Avenue at 51st Street at around 2:20 p.m., when the man approached the woman from behind and grabbed her bag — causing her to fall to the ground — before fleeing on foot toward Sixth Avenue, police said.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, but the woman refused medical attention, according to authorities.

Police said the man is in his late teens to early 20s and was last seen wearing a blue jacket and light gray pants.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–TIPS (8477) or (888) 57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@schnepsmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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