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Woman knocked down, robbed of purse on E. 12th St.

A 25-year-old woman was mugged in the East Village early on Sun., March 1, when a man came up from behind her, grabbed her purse and pushed her down onto the pavement.

The victim was walking eastbound along E. 12th St. toward Second Ave. around 2 a.m. when she was accosted. She was not injured.

The purse contained a cell phone and credit cards.

The suspect fled on foot. He was described as around age 30, 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, and last seen wearing a blue-and-black jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, white-and-red sneakers and carrying a black book bag.

Police say this guy stole a woman’s handbag in the East Village. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Police released a surveillance-camera photo of the individual obtained from the location before the incident.

Anyone with information should 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, or on Twitter at @ NYPDTips.

All tips are strictly confidential.

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