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Police have released a video of two suspects who they say robbed and punched a 73-year-old as she was pushing a cart of groceries in Howard Beach.

A 73-year-old woman was robbed and punched in the face as she was walking down the street with a cart of groceries in Howard Beach Tuesday afternoon, cops said.

The victim was attacked about 3:20 p.m. near 153rd Avenue and 88th Street, officials said.

One of the suspects, described by police as a woman, around 18 years old, came up to the victim from behind and took her pocketbook, which contained$100, a cell phone and other personals, from the cart. A second suspect, a man, who was also about 18 years old, then punched the 73-year-old in the face, causing her to fall to the ground.

The victim suffered cuts to her ear and abrasions to her arm, and was taken to Jamaica Hospital for treatment, cops said.

Police have released a video of the robbery, and said the female suspect was last seen wearing a vest and the male suspect was last seen wearing dark clothing and tan cargo shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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