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Police looking for man who couldn’t steal purse in LIC: NYPD

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QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were looking for a bespectacled man they said tried to steal a woman’s purse.

The suspect walked up to the 47-year-old woman around 3:45 a.m. Oct. 20 near 44th Drive and 11th Street and punched her in the face while trying to take her purse, police said.

The suspect, who is shown in a sketch wearing glasses and a baseball cap, fled empty handed and the woman reported minor injuries, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information to this attempted robbery was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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