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$272,000 IN GEMS, CASH STOLEN

A Hong Kong tourist was robbed of $10,000 in cash and $262,000 in jewelry by two men as she walked alone near a park at City Hall in Manhattan about midnight, police said Saturday.

In a separate incident an hour later, a priest from Ireland was slashed in the face with a broken bottle on a subway after four teen-agers demanded his wallet.

Police identified the woman as Wan Ma Yuk, 52, who is visiting New York with a tour group from Hong Kong. She had gone out shopping for some fruit when she was robbed by two men who fled on foot. It was not known why she had such a large sum of cash and gems on her, police said.

The Irish priest, Rev. Steven O'Mahoney, 40, was on the subway heading to St. Francis Catholic Church in Queens, when attacked.

Police said after he turned over his wallet containing $15 and a credit card, the teens slashed him in the face with the bottle. Father O'Mahoney needed about 45 stitches to close the wound.

Louis Harvey and Angel Rosario, both 16, have been charged with robbery and assault. The other two unidentified boys, ages 14 and 15, have been charged as juveniles.

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