Woman robs man, burns him with hot coffee

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Police in New York were on the hunt for a woman who robbed a man and then burned him with hot coffee when he confronted her.

It happened on May 28 in the Long Island City area of Queens.  Police say that approximately 5 a.m. the woman took the man's wallet ini the area of 64th St. and 39 Avenue.

The NYPD says the victim gave chase and the suspect took approximately $250 from the man's wallet and then dropped it.  The victim was able to chase her into a store, located at 63-37 39 Avenue, at which point a struggle ensued.

Police say the woman grabbed a pot of hot coffee and poured it onto the victim's neck and back before running away.

EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital for third degree burns.
Anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  They say that all calls are strictly confidential.