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Remembering ‘Muggable Mary’

Last month, Bernice Starnes, 85, was in her wheelchair on a Bronx street when her purse was snatched. Dozens of seniors have been similarly victimized in recent weeks. Overall crime is down, but older New Yorkers remain especially vulnerable. The Post has reported extensively on this disturbing apparent uptick in street crime targeting the elderly....
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