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Astoria: Police Seek Knife-Wielding Purse Snatcher

March 25, 2014 By Christian Murray

The police are searching for a man who allegedly walked up behind a woman, threatened her with a knife and then snatched her purse in Astoria on March 16.

The 36-year-old victim was walking near 38th Street when a man robbed her at about 1:30 am. The suspect displayed a knife, stole the woman’s purse and then jumped into a black vehicle.

The police did not provide the cross street.

The woman was not injured.

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

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