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Mugger Injures Woman Near Garfield Place, Police Say

By Leslie Albrecht | December 12, 2012 8:20am
 Sixth Avenue and Garfield Place in Park Slope.
Sixth Avenue and Garfield Place in Park Slope.
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PARK SLOPE — A 33-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a mugger who stole her wallet on a quiet Park Slope block, police said.

The robbery happened at 1:24 a.m. on Dec. 8 as the woman was walking southbound on Sixth Avenue at Garfield Place, according to the NYPD. The thief approached the victim from behind and snatched her wallet, pushing her to the ground in the process, police said.

Her right leg was injured, according to the police report.

The suspect fled north on Sixth Avenue.

Some of the victim's stolen property was recovered in bushes outside of 712 Carroll Street. Still, the thief made off with with the victim's wallet, $60 in cash, credit cards and keys, police said.

Robberies have been down 9.8 percent this year in the 78th Precinct, which covers Park Slope, according to NYPD data. There had been 156 robberies reported as of Dec. 2, the most recent date for which data is available, compared with 173 robberies during the same period in 2011, according to the NYPD.