Man shot during chain-snatching robbery at the Mitchell Houses

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A man from the Bronx is recovering after getting shot during a chain-snatching robbery.

Police say last Sunday, the suspect approached the 31-year-old victim in a parking lot at the Mitchell Houses on East 138th Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to police, the suspect waved a gun at him, took his gold chain from his neck and then shot him in the right thigh before running off.

The victim managed to walk to Lincoln Hospital where he was treated and released.

Photos have been released of the suspect hours before the incident at Olivia’s Nightclub on the 1800 block of Westchester Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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