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Chain snatching outside Village View

Police said that on Fri., Jan. 12, around 3:40 p.m., a robber made off with an older man’s necklace outside the Village View apartment complex in the East Village.

In the rear of 40 First Ave., at Third Street, a man reportedly approached a 70-year-old from behind and grabbed his chain from his neck, causing a small cut.

A surveillance camera photo of the alleged chain snatcher. (NYPD)

The robber fled on foot. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, black sneakers and a black-and-white ball cap.

Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site,, or on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

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