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Nassau cops seek man who robbed woman outside Walgreens store

Nassau County police are searching for a man who robbed a woman Friday night in a Walgreens parking lot in East Meadow.

The victim, described by police as age 60, was getting into her car around 8 p.m. at the store on Hempstead Turnpike when a man approached her from behind and pushed her face down onto the front seat and grabbed her purse from over her head, police said in a news release.

After a brief struggle, the suspect took off with the purse containing cash and other personal property, and then entered a dark-colored vehicle that headed eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike, police said.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described by police as in his mid-30s and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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