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Police Pursue Suspect In Mugging Of Woman In Cortlandt

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. --  State Police in Cortlandt are investigating a robbery that occurred Monday night in front of the Peekskill Animal Hospital near Route 202.

A woman reported that at approximately 11:30 p.m., she was walking home from the Beach Shopping Center and was approached by a man who forcibly took her belongings, according to state police.

Police described the assailant  as a dark skinned black male, approximately 6 feet tall, with a medium build, and a gold tooth.  He was reportedly wearing a dark colored, possibly dark orange sweatshirt with black sweatpants or dark colored jeans. The suspect may also have been wearing a black knit cap, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene toward Peekskill, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to contact police at 914-788-8044 or 914-769-2600.

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