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Teen suspect arrested in brutal robbery of NYPD cop

A teenager was arrested Friday in connection with the brutal mugging of an off-duty NYPD cop in the Bronx earlier in the week, police sources said.

Charges were pending against the 18-year-old suspect, sources said. He was busted in connection to Tuesday’s violent robbery of Officer Muhammed Chowdhury, who was jumped by three men as he was jogging near his Castle Hill home, police and sources said.

Police were still searching for two other suspects in the attack, which is part of a citywide robbery pattern in the Bronx and Queens dating back to Aug. 1.

Chowdhury, 48, suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain in the mugging in which the suspects made off with his cell phone, keys and wallet, according to his family members and police.

Officer Chowdhury is pictured visiting the desert.
Chowdhury was found lying on the sidewalk bleeding from his left ear after being punched in the head while jogging blocks from his Bronx home late Monday morning.
Police investigate the mugging of Officer Chowdhury.
Two of his attackers remain on the loose, police said.

The 18-year-old veteran of the department, who is assigned to the Central Park precinct, emerged from a coma Wednesday, but remained in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center, officials said.

Chowdhury is a married father of three. His wife Nadira Sherin had pleaded with police brass and city leaders to “take this [case] seriously” by arresting the suspects and not letting them out on bail.

“You cannot let these men out the same day that they are arrested,” Sherin told The Post Wednesday, referring to New York’s lenient bail reform law.

“Punish them,” she added. “If they release them the same day, that is not justice for my husband.”

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