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Man, 58, hit from behind, mugged in West Village

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police said a 58-year-old man was punched in the back of the head and robbed one night last month in the West Village.

According to cops, on Mon., July 11, around 9 p.m., a man socked the victim from behind in front of 320 W. 13th St., between W. Fourth and Hudson Streets, then removed his wallet and cell phone.

A video of the alleged suspect. (N.Y.P.D.)

The victim was removed by E.M.S. ambulance to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. The mugger fled in an unknown direction.  

In a surveillance video of the alleged suspect released by police, the man is seen inside a store wearing a white T-shirt with the words “PMF $1,000,000,000 CLUB” on the front.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’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 at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips can result in cash rewards. All tips are strictly confidential.

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