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Cops: Men snatch Valley Stream woman's purse

A Valley Stream woman was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint Saturday as she walked from her apartment to her parked car, Nassau County police said.

The woman, 26, was grabbed by the throat and her pocketbook was stolen by two masked men -- including one armed with a black handgun -- who approached her at about 7 a.m. as she left her apartment on Rockaway Avenue, police said.

The men demanded her pocketbook, and the victim struggled with her assailants, police said. One of them grabbed her by the throat and held her from behind.

After she dropped the pocketbook, the men picked it up and ran south on Rockaway Avenue, police said.

The woman was not injured in the assault, police said.

One of the men wore a brown hooded sweatshirt with a white cloth covering his mouth and chin. The other wore a mask and white gloves.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers, 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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