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Man sought for Bronx muggings

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FOXHURST, The Bronx — The NYPD is looking for a man who mugged three women in July in two incidents.

The man worked with a partner that police have already arrested, police said. The pair first approached a 38-year-old woman as she was walking down the stairs at the Whitlock Avenue 6-train station around 5:40 a.m. on July 3.

One of the men grabbed her purse, police said. As they struggled, the woman was knocked to the ground and the purse's straps broke off. The two men ran away empty-handed.

Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying this man. (NYPD)

Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying this man. (NYPD)

Just a few minutes later, the two men began following two women in their early 20s down the street near East 165th Street and Westchester Avenue, police said. One of the men punched one of the woman and ripped her purse from her hand. The other man dragged the second woman to the ground and took her purse.

Police arrested one of the suspects after the second incident. The NYPD is asking for assistance in identifying the other suspect, described as a black man in his 20s last seen wearing a green T-shirt and gray shorts.

Confidential tips can be shared with NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted at NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.