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Bayside man pistol-whipped in robbery: Cops

By Mark Hallum

A Bayside man was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night when he returned to his home, according to NYPD.

The victim was exiting his vehicle along 57th Road near Cloverdale Boulevard when he was approached by two men who took the shopping bag from his hands. When one of the suspects pistol-whipped the man, a round was discharged from the firearm. The bullet when through the driver’s side of the suspect’s windshield, but did not hit anyone.

Police said the thieves made off with an iPhone 7 valued at $700 and made their escape toward Cloverdale Boulevard.

There are currently no arrests at this time and the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhallum@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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