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Woman robbed of cell in Far Rockaway: Police

TimesLedger Newspapers

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was hunting for a suspect who allegedly swiped a cellphone from a woman in Far Rockaway Sunday.

The 35-year-old victim had been talking on the phone when a bald Hispanic man knocked the device from her hand and then grabbed it off the ground before fleeing, police said.

Authorities described the suspect as 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with a light complexion. At the time of the robbery, he had been wearing brown shorts, a blue T-shirt and black sneakers, the NYPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), log on to the Crime Stoppers website at or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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