Robber Punches Woman in Face, Flees With Purse: Cops

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    Police are looking for a robber who followed a woman into a building on the Lower East Side Tuesday, punching her in the face before stealing her purse. 

    The man, described by police as in his mid to late 30s, followed a 25-year-old woman into 50 Allen St. at about 4:20 p.m., police said.

    He punched her twice in the face, then ran away with her purse. 

    The assailant was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers at the time.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at