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Muggers stab man on E. 3rd St. who won’t give up cash

A guy in the East Village who rebuffed a group of muggers’ demand for money wound up paying a price, police said.

On Sun., July 19, around 11:10 in the morning, a 41-year-old man was in front of 254 E. Third St., at Avenue C. He was approached by three unidentified males who told him to fork over cash, according to cops. When he refused, he was knifed in the left thigh.

The three alleged suspected in a surveillance-camera image. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

The victim was removed to an area hospital.

Police released surveillance video and a photo of the suspects.

Police ask that anyone with information call the New York Police Department’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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter at @NYPDTips or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

All tips are strictly confidential.

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