Woman knocked out and robbed of her purse on a Flushing street: cops

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Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

Police are searching for a pair of thieves who knocked out a woman on a Flushing street in order to steal her purse.

At 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, authorities noted, a 59-year-old woman was walking in front of a home on 33rd Avenue near 143rd Street when she was approached from behind by two unknown individuals and struck in the back of her head, causing her to lose consciousness.

When the victim regained consciousness, police said, she realized that her purse was missing. The purse contained $2,000 in cash, a cellphone and three credit cards.

An investigation revealed that one of the suspects used the victim’s credit the following day to make a purchase worth $7.79 at a Rite Aid, located at 186-16 Union Tpke. in Fresh Meadows.

That suspect, whose image was captured by security cameras at the pharmacy, is described as a heavy-set black female who was last seen wearing a black hat, a black hooded coat, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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