Police: Man punches off-duty NYPD officer, steals her gun

WILLIAMSBRIDGE, NY -- An off-duty NYPD officer was punched and robbed of her gun in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx.

The suspect grabbed at the female officer's bag in a garage at the intersection of Bronx Boulevard and East 226th Street just after 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.

During the struggle, the suspect punched her in the nose.

The officer dropped her service weapon, which the suspect picked up and fled. No arrests were immediately made.

The woman was taken to Montefiore Medical Center to be checked out. Her bag containing her NYPD identification, was not stolen.

The officer was on her way to work at the time.

The suspect is described as a male between 16 and 20 years old. He was wearing sweatpants, a t-shirt and a black cap.
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