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Man follows woman inside building, steals purse

August 13, 2012 5:28:13 PM PDT
Police in the East Village are looking for a suspect who robbed a woman inside a building lobby.

It happened on Saturday at 11:46 p.m. in the lobby of 116 Avenue C.

The suspect followed the 28-year-old woman inside the building, and when she started to walk up the stairs, he grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground.

The suspect then punched her several times in the face and stole her purse off her shoulder and ran away.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, approximately 25-30 years old, 5'7", with close cropped hair, and was last seen wearing a dark t-shirt, beige colored shorts and black high top sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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