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Police: Suspects Robbed Woman, Sprayed Her In Face In East Village

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police were searching for two suspects Tuesday, after a woman was robbed and sprayed her in the face in broad daylight in the East Village.

The suspects came up to the 21-year-old woman around 10:15 a.m. Nov. 17, in front of 208 E. 10th St. between First and Second avenues, police said. They tried to grab her knapsack, which had $2,000 cash in it, police said.

The woman resisted the suspects, who in turn sprayed her in the face with an unknown substance, police said. The suspects then took the knapsack and cash.

The woman was not taken to a hospital, police said.

The suspects were both described as men between 20 and 30 years old with close-cut beards, police said. Both were about 6 feet tall.

One suspect weighed about 200 pounds and was last seen wearing a black puffy jacket and blue jeans. The other had a thin build and was last seen wearing a black jacket, a hooded sweat shirt, and blue jeans.

Police have released a surveillance photo.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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