Disturbing new surveillance video released by the NYPD shows the moment a mugger sucker-punches a woman in an East Village subway station and rips off her backpack.

The 23-year-old victim was walking out of the L train station at 14th Street and First Avenue — looking down at her phone — a few minutes before 6 p.m. Sunday when the stranger ran up behind her and clobbered her in the side of the head, according to police and the video clip released early Tuesday. Continue Reading

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