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Elderly man with Mother's Day flowers mugged

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Police are still looking for one suspect in the mugging of an elderly man who was buying flowers to honor his mother's memory on Mother's Day.

The NYPD says the 78-year-old man was just coming from buying the flowers to place by his mother's memorial photo when suspects approached him from behind.

They attempted to remove his chain from around his neck.  He fought back but the suspects were able to overpower him and remove the chain and pendant.

Narcotics officers were in the area during the attack and chased the suspects.  They captured one of the men but the other jumped into a car and took off.

The man under arrest has been identified as Charles Hackett, 23, of the Bronx.  He is charged with robbery, resisting arrest and drug possession.

Police are still looking for the second suspect.

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