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Robber assaulted woman in Forest Hills: Police

Police are looking for a man matching this image in connection with the robbery. Images courtesy NYPD
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FOREST HILLS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for a robbery in Forest Hills.

On Nov. 29, the suspect approached a 54-year-old woman from behind, at 111-29 78th Ave. in Forest Hills, pushed her to the ground and punched and kicked her in the face and body, police said.

He then took the woman’s pocketbook and fled, police said.

The woman sustained bruising and pain, but was not hospitalized, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man, between 35 and 40 years old and about 6-foot-2 with a thin build.

He was last seen wearing a black wool hat, black jacket with fur, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, submit tips to nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 and entering TIP577.

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