Bicyclist attacked and robbed near Triboro Plaza

NEW YORK, NY – A 25-year-old man riding his bike near Triboro Plaza was assaulted and robbed on Friday. Police officers with New York City’s 25th Precinct arrived on the scene at around 6:45 pm in the area of East 125th Street and 1st Avenue in East Harlem, where the bicyclist reported the attack.

According to detectives, the man was riding his bike when an unknown male suspect pushed him off the bike and swung a scooter at him, striking him in the head. On the ground, the man was kicked multiple times.

The suspect removed the man’s wallet and around $80 before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital by EMS and was listed as being in stable condition after the attack.

Police are now asking the public to assist in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. 

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