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Astoria woman fights back after her bag gets snatched and is injured, cops seek perpetrator

Dec. 5, 2014 Staff Report

The police are searching for a man who allegedly snatched a woman’s bag and then threw her to the ground

The suspect allegedly followed the woman at 5:40 am on Saturday, Oct. 18, as she was walking on 30th Street in Astoria. The man grabbed her bag and fled.

The victim, 39, then gave chase to the suspect at which point the suspect turned toward the woman and pushed her to the ground causing her to hit her head. The suspect then allegedly grabbed the woman’s ankle and twisted it causing severe bruising.

The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 6 feet tall

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

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