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MAN SEEKING CIGARETTE ROBS WOMAN OF $60

A Welch Avenue woman was robbed of $60 Thursday as she tried to comply with a request for a cigarette, police said.

The victim, 49, did not report the incident for a full day, police said, telling investigators that she was approached by a man as she walked in the 1800 block of Niagara Street at about 3:45 p.m.

As she pulled out a pack of cigarettes to give one to a man, he saw a wad of cash inside the package wrapper and snatched it from her hands, police said. He then jumped into a nearby car and was driven away.

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