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Cops seek Flushing purse snatcher

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for the thief who took a 57-year-old woman’s purse as she was heading up to her Flushing apartment Sunday night.

While the victim was walking up the stairs to her residence, located near Sanford Avenue and Bowne Street, at 10:40 p.m. the suspect — described as an Asian man — followed her from behind and asked her a question, authorities said. He then snatched the victim’s purse from her shoulder before fleeing.

The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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