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Woman Robbed of Cash As She Tried to Pay Clerk at Grocery Store

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A woman who pulled out cash to pay for her groceries was robbed by a man who grabbed the money from her hand and ran out of the store, police said.

The 55-year-old shopper was checking out at a grocery store on East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx on Tuesday when she pulled out cash to play the clerk, the NYPD said. 

A man grabbed $90 from the woman's hand and fled from the store, police said. 

The woman was not injured. 

The robber is described as about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information related 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept confidential.


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