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Doctor in NYC to fight coronavirus had $11k robbed from hotel room

A Texas doctor in town to help with the fight against the coronavirus was ripped off for $11,000 worth of personal items in her Brooklyn hotel room, police sources said Monday.

The suspect, a woman believed to be in her 20s, broke into the room in the Brooklyn Hotel on Atlantic Avenue near Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights at about 9 a.m. on Saturday, cops said.

She then grabbed about $11,000 worth of jewelry and clothing before getting away on foot, police said.

The victim was in town to help provide care for New Yorkers stricken by coronavirus, sources said.

The crook, who is still at large, was last seen wearing a blue tank top and black pants.

The burglary is the latest crime against a frontline worker in New York.

In April, a nurse who works at Bellevue Hospital — and had just recovered from COVID-19 — was beaten and robbed by a group of about 15 muggers on her way to work.

Martha Toscano, 60, told The Post she feared for her life during the beating, but was saved by three good Samaritans who intervened and stopped the mugging.

Also in April, a Florida nurse who had come to help during the pandemic was mugged in Times Square.

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