Three men sought by police after Brooklyn assault

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BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn — Three men shown in surveillance video released by police Wednesday allegedly attacked a woman in Brighton Beach and stole money from her.

The three men approached a 58-year-old woman near the intersection of Brighton 4th Street and Ocean View Avenue just after 6:30 p.m. on July 16 and shoved her to the ground, police said. One of the men pulled $40 out of her hand. Another one of the men tried to wrench a shopping bag out of her hands. He punched her in the face when she resisted.

Police are looking for three men in connection with a Brooklyn assault. (NYPD)

Police are looking for three men in connection with a Brooklyn assault. (NYPD)

The victim was treated at Coney Island Hospital for bruising and swelling to the face, police said.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the three men.

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.

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