Video: Suspects in robbery spree attack woman in Queens

BAYSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- Disturbing video captured a group of robbers attacking a woman in Queens, and authorities believe the suspects are responsible for string of incidents throughout the borough.

A manhunt is underway for the suspects, who the NYPD says have struck at least three times.

The crime spree began around 11:30 p.m. on May 25, when police say two men approached a 54-year-old woman in the vicinity of 59th Avenue and 138th Street. They shoved her to the ground and took her purse, making off with $90 in cash, a cell phone and credit cards before fleeing in a gray sedan.

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Authorities are looking for a group of men wanted in connection with several robberies

They reportedly struck again five days later just before midnight in the vicinity of 45th Drive and Oceania Street. Police say one individual approached the 53-year-old female victim as she exited her vehicle, then shoved her to the ground and snatched her purse.

The man fled east in of a four-door sedan, making off with $2,000 in cash along with other items.

The third incident happened just after midnight on June 5 on Maple Avenue. Authorities say a suspect jumped from a van and attempted to steal a 39-year-old victim's purse. When she refused to let go, he pushed her down to the ground and took the purse with the help of a second suspect.

Both then jumped in the van in fled, stealing approximately $7,000 in cash along with 550 Euros, a cell phone and credit cards.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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