Woman Violently Mugged at Essex and Hester, Search on for Suspect [VIDEO]
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The search is on for a male suspect wanted in a violent mugging of a 32-year-old woman near the intersection of Essex and Hester Streets. Police released surveillance footage yesterday evening showing the incident unfold at roughly 4:18 am on Saturday, January 24.
The tape shows the victim struggling to ward off the attacker, who approached from behind and pushed her to the ground. He is seen violently tugging at the purse until it break free, then fleeing the scene of the crime. The woman lost her debit card, cell phone, and cash, but is reportedly okay; she refused medical assistance upon arrival of the authorities.
The suspect was described as a tall, dark-skinned man wearing a green snorkel jacket, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.