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Men Snatched Woman's Purse in Bronx Subway Station, Police Said

By Julie Shapiro | December 6, 2012 8:02pm | Updated on December 7, 2012 11:56am

THE BRONX — Police are looking for two men accused of snatching a woman's purse at the Tremont Avenue D subway station.

The 33-year-old victim was buying a MetroCard at the station, at East Tremont Avenue and Grand Concourse, just after 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 when the suspects approached her, menaced her with a pretend knife, grabbed her pocketbook and fled, police said.

Police described the suspects as two men, both about 5-foot-9. One was last seen wearing a green New York Jets jacket, a beige Gucci hat and black jeans, and the other was last seen wearing a black coat and dark jeans.

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