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Cops: Man wanted for questioning in Melville attempted robbery

Suffolk County police are seeking the public's help

Suffolk County police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating this man, wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted robbery on May 26, 2017, in Melville. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk County police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted robbery in Melville earlier this year.

Police said the robbery attempt happened at about 1 p.m. on May 26 when a woman was walking on Walt Whitman Road near Arlington Street.

The woman was thrown to the ground as a man tried to grab her pocketbook, which was secured across her chest, police said.

Police said the man fled in a light-blue, late-model BMW with a sunroof and Illinois plates; there were at least two other men in the vehicle, police said.

The man wanted for questioning is described as being in his 20s with short dark hair, police said.

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