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Cops looking for assailants who attacked and robbed man in Richmond Hill

Photo via Google maps, insets courtesy of the NYPD

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who mugged a man while he was walking in Richmond Hill last week.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 16, police said, a 40-year old man was in the area of Liberty Avenue and 116th Street when he was approached from behind by two unknown individuals. The suspects proceeded to punch the man several times in the face before taking his wallet from the victim’s pants pocket and fleeing in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the incident. According to police, the victim received a laceration to his head, but he refused medical attention at the scene.

The individuals are described as male with a light complexion and approximately 20 years old.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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