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Two women sought in a Murray Hill chain snatching incident: NYPD

Murray Hill chain snaching
Police are looking for these two women who allegedly snatched a chain off a man in Murray Hill last month. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are looking for two women who are suspected of perpetrating a chain snatching in Murray Hill last month.

The incident occurred in front of a home in the vicinity of Barclay Avenue and 149th Place at around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 15.

Murray Hill chain snaching
Courtesy of NYPD

A 56-year-old man was standing at a fence when he was approached by the two women who engaged him in a conversation before removing a chain that was hanging from his neck, police said. The suspects ran off and jumped into a gray SUV that was waiting in the street as the victim gave chase but was not successful as the vehicle drove off. The victim was not injured during the incident, police said. A grand larceny investigation is ongoing.

Murray Hill chain snaching
Courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD released surveillance images of the Murray Hill incident that show the two women who were both wearing dark skirts, one in a pink long-sleeved blouse and the other in a blue long-sleeved blouse.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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