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Cops searching for cyclist who allegedly assaulted and robbed a pedestrian in Ridgewood

Police are searching for a cyclist in connection to an assault and robbery of a 53-year-old man in Maspeth. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are looking for a cyclist who was involved in an alleged robbery on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 30.

A 53-year-old man was at the corner of Bleeker Street and Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood around 4:30 p.m. when a man riding a black bicycle approached him. As the suspect rode past the victim, he punched him in the face, causing the man to fall to the ground, police said.

The assailant proceeded to remove $100 from the victim before taking off on his bike traveling westbound toward Menahan Street.

Although the victim sustained bruising to his face, he refused medical attention, according to the NYPD.

The suspect is described as a man in his 20s with a medium complexion, weighing 150 pounds with a medium build. He is approximately 5’9” with a long black ponytail. He was last seen riding the black bike, wearing black sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt, a black backpack and black sneakers, police said.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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