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Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD
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Police are looking for a thief who pushed a man to the ground and stole his wallet on a Elmhurst street.

According to police, at 3:50 p.m. on April 29, the 25-year-old male victim was outside of 40-22 Ithaca St. when he was approached by an unknown individual. The suspect pushed the victim into a metal fence, causing him to fall to the ground.

The suspect then took the victim’s wallet, which contained $600 and multiple credit cards, and fled southbound on Ithaca Street. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

The suspect is described by police as a 20-year-old Hispanic man standing between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white stripe on the hood and a red backpack.

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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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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