Police are have released the photo of a mugging suspect who they say nabbed a woman’s purse in broad daylight after she exited a Woodside bank last month.
The 24-year-old victim was leaving the Astoria Bank at 60-20 Woodside Ave. just after 4:30 p.m. on May 26 when the suspect ran up to her, pushed her to the ground and fled with her pocketbook, containing her identification, credit cards and an undetermined amount of money, authorities said.
The suspect, who goes by the first name “Eladio” is described as a Hispanic male in his early thirties, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds.
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