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Cops: Four females sought in Cedarhurst attack on pedestrian

Police are searching for four female suspects who investigators said attacked a woman on a street Sunday night in Cedarhurst, stealing her pocketbook.

The attack occurred near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Leroy Avenue at about 7:15 p.m., Nassau County police said.

Police said the victim, a 60-year-old woman, was walking from the Cedarhurst Long Island Rail Road station when she was approached by the four suspects, who began pummeling her with their fists -- then stole her pocketbook.

The victim refused medical attention, police said.

Police said one suspect is believed to be 6 feet tall with a thin build and medium length straight hair and wore a blue coat with workout-style pants and a black Halloween mask -- with white eyes. Two of the suspects were about 5-foot-5, both with heavy builds and wearing hoodies, police said.

Police did not give an approximate height for the fourth suspect, saying only that she wore light-colored jeans.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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