Police: 71-year-old woman attacked, robbed by man in Coney Island

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 A man is accused of attacking and robbing a 71-year-old woman while she walked on the street in Coney Island.

The incident happened on Nov. 8, on W. 12th Street around 11 a.m.

Police say the woman was walking to her car when she was approached by a man who pushed her to the ground before stealing her purse and running away.

The suspect ran into the Luna Park Houses, according to police, and got away with $220 inside of the pocketbook.

The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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