Woman Fights Off Robber in East Meadow

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Detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred on July 7, at 6:50 a.m. in East Meadow.

According to detectives, a female victim, 25, exited the J train at Jamaica Station and got into a livery cab to go to Long Island. The suspect drove the victim to Park Avenue and Waverly Place where he pulled the car over to the side of the road and demanded she give him her money. The suspect punched the victim in the face and attempted to take her pocketbook, but the victim fought back. During the struggle, the victim fell from the car, causing minor injuries to her leg, shoulder and back, along with a loose tooth. The suspect fled in a silver compact SUV westbound on Park Avenue. The victim retained her purse and its contents: the suspect did not obtain any proceeds from the robbery.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.