A group of eight men on Friday beat a 47-year-old man and stole his phone and work bag in Inwood, police said.
On Aug. 30 at 10:27 p.m., the male victim was walking on Monroe Street when he two unknown male black subjects approached him. One subject, who was wearing a white shirt, asked for the time. The victim took out his phone, and saw the other man, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, on a bike and stopping in front of him with the six other men.
The group then began beating him about the body. They took his cell phone and work bag containing painting supplies. The subjects then fled toward the Redfern Housing complex. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.