Police: Muggers grab $190,000 from man visiting from Africa

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Posted: Nov 16, 2017 8:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for two mugging suspects who they say stole nearly $200,000 from a man visiting from Africa.

Police say the attack happened Nov. 7 in the Bronx. Investigators say the 46-year-old man was making his way out of a building when he was attacked by two men. Police say one man ran off with the victim's book bag while the other suspect kept him in a headlock.

Authorities say the man was carrying $190,000 in cash he meant to bring to his son.

Investigators aren't sure if the suspects knew the man had a large amount of cash in his possession. Police have released surveillance images of the attack.

Police continue to investigate.