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Cops Hunt Mugger Who Dragged Woman During Brazen Pocketbook Theft

Victim Was Hospitalized And Released, Suspect Remains At Large

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery that took place in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

Around 11:15 p.m. Qiuqing Wang, 47, was walking near 847 57th Street when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her pocketbook in an attempt to take it, according to police.

The victim initially held onto the bag and was dragged down the block causing abrasions to her back and head, police said.

The suspect eventually wrestled the bag away and fled the scene. Wang’s Green Card and $100 were in the bag, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported.

Wang was taken to Maimonides Hospital where she was treated and released. Her family wants the suspect brought to justice.

“I hope the police catch the bad guy as soon as possible,” Wang’s daughter said.

Authorities have described the suspect as a 20-year-old, black, male. He is 5′ 10″ tall and weighs 140-lbs.

Anybody with information regarding this robbery has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 and entering TIP577.

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