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Mugger punched man in face on Christopher St., spewed anti-gay slurs: Police

Police are investigating as a hate crime an early-morning assault and robbery that occurred on Christopher Street last month.

Cops said that on Thurs., June 9, around 1:30 a.m., near 81 Christopher St., a few doors west of Sheridan Square, a 27-year-old man was approached by a stranger who punched him in the face while making anti-gay slurs and stealing his property.

The mugger fled into the subway. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt and black pants.

A surveillance photo of the alleged suspect, who police say fled into the subway after the attack. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

The victim was taken by ambulance in stable condition to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.

The investigation by the New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is ongoing.

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. All tips are strictly confidential.

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