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WATCH: 77-Year-Old Woman Mugged in Broad Daylight on Astoria Street Sunday

An image of the suspect allegedly mugging a senior in Astoria Sunday (NYPD)

Sept. 14, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released a shocking video of a mugger brazenly hit a 77-year-old woman in Astoria on Sunday – while robbing the senior of her handbag that contained a bible and cash.

The unsettling footage, captured on a cellphone by a passerby at around noon, shows the pair tussle over her bag in front of a discount store at 21-12 36th Ave.

The crook tries to take off with the bag as the 77-year-old clutches onto it with both hands in what essentially becomes a tug-of-war. The mugger then slaps the senior in the face and takes off with the bag.

The suspect fled the scene on foot into the Ravenswood Houses NYCHA development, police said.

The elderly woman suffered cuts to her hands and was evaluated by EMS at the scene but she refused further medical attention, police said.

The woman’s purse contained a watch, $30 cash and a bible, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual 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.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Images of the suspect (NYPD)

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MRLIC

This is the Democratic SocialustUtopia that DeBlasio
Cuomo and our SocialistbCity Council , Carl Heastie and the Albany Dem. Sicialists want for its citizens. How about favoring criminals ocer hard working taxpaying citizens.. Illegal Immigrants gettomg eccluded worker funds up to $15.600 retroactive to March 2020.
Poor illegals did not getbstimulus checks. They are. Freaking illegal
Immigrants they deserve
NOTHING BUT DEPORTATION.
Now illegal enablers Hochul and Schumer along
witj Jrssica Ramos is worrird the process will not worknwell because illegals do mot have IRS forms needed to get the money. Tax ID numbers. Hichul wants to.have them just ham0 in a application. Schumer. Is ok with this ripe for fraud BS. Citizens second class again .That $2.1 billion could go to homeless and homeless vetterans or to NYC Transit so we do not need congestion pricing. How anout averting a fare hike every 2 years built in
By the MTA. Boilers for NYCHA
so US citizens can have heat and hot water on the winter. NYC and State priorities backeards as usual.

Priorities

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