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Mugger leaves his mug at the scene of crime, deputies say

Investigators from the Broward Sheriff's Office on Monday released a few mugs of a man they say is a wanted for mugging.

The photos, including one showing the man accused in an attempted armed robbery holding up blue cotton candy, were found on a cellphone left behind at the crime scene, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

According to officials with the Broward County Sheriff's Office, a man told deputies that while he was walking someone came up from behind him, put him in a choke-hold and held an object, believed to be a box cutter, to his neck. When the robber began to run away after demanding money from the man, the man chased him, according to the report.

During a struggle, the mugger dropped his cellphone, which contained at least three photos matching the man's description of the mugger, officials said.

Posted by Times Editor at 4:59:09 pm on June 20, 2012

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