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Red, White & Bruised In Robbery

Nab Brooklyn Man In July 4 Mugging

A Brooklyn man was busted early on the morning of the Fourth of July as he allegedly assaulted a robbery victim on a Ridgewood street, according to police.

The suspect was identified by authorities as 33-year-old Anthony Hayden of 61st Street in Mapleton.

Reportedly, the robbery took place at around 7:40 a.m. last Wednesday morning inside a building on Fresh Pond Road between Grove and Linden streets.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Hayden allegedly swiped a cell phone from a resident and fled from the scene. Reportedly, the victim then chased after the suspect out into the street.

When the victim caught up to Hayden, authorities said, the suspect allegedly punched and pushed the victim numerous times, causing minor injuries.

The assault was reportedly witnessed by 104th Precinct officers, who pursued Hayden before eventually stopping him at the corner of Fresh Pond Road and 67th Avenue. During the pursuit, the criminal complaint noted, the suspect allegedly dropped the stolen cell phone.

Hayden was taken into custody by P.O. Jeffrey Rogers and charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault and criminal possession of stolen property.

According to court records, Hayden was arraigned last Thursday, July 5, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Lenora Gerald, who ordered him held on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on July 19.

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