Cops Looking for Hamilton Heights Mugger

By Mathew Katz on November 22, 2011 9:32am 

Police say this man allegedly robbed a woman in an apartment building in Washington Heights.
Police say this man allegedly robbed a woman in an apartment building in Washington Heights.
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MANHATTAN — Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a woman in the lobby of a Hamilton Heights apartment building.

Cops say the suspect entered the lobby of 504 W. 143rd St. at about 7 a.m. on Sunday, and began a conversation with the victim. He then grabbed the woman's pocketbook and ran out of the building. According to cops, the woman ran after him, but was unable to catch the suspect.

The NYPD said the woman did recover her handbag, but some of her property was missing from it. She was not injured.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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