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Thieving crew beats man and robs him of his e-bike and phone on Elmhurst street corner

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a group of men who attacked and robbed a man in Elmhurst on New Year’s Day.

Authorities say that at 11:31 p.m. on Jan. 1, a 40-year-old man was riding his e-bike near the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street when he was approached by five unknown men. The suspects began to punch and kick the man and robbed him of his belongings.

The suspects snatched the e-bike, valued at $1,200, and the victim’s iPhone XS, valued at $700. One of the suspects fled on the e-bike while the rest fled on foot. The victim was treated at the scene for pain and swelling to his face.

The NYPD released photos of two of the suspects taken from nearby surveillance footage.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

This story originally appeared on amny.com

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