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Suspect Attempts to Rob Man at Knifepoint in Cedarhurst

Victim was able to run away without giving up his belongings.

A suspect armed with a knife attempted to mug a man walking down a Cedarhurst street Tuesday evening, but the victim was able to escape without giving up his belongings, police said.

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 11, the 35-year-old victim was walking eastbound on Pearsall Avenue, near Washington Avenue, when he was approached from behind by the male black suspect, according to police. The suspect — described to be between 20 to 22 years old, about 5 foot 3 inches, 150 pounds and wearing a green sweatshirt and blue jeans — took out a 6 to 8 inch knife and demanded the victim’s money and phone. The victim refused and ran westbound toward Rockaway Turnpike, where he lost sight of the suspect. No injuries were reported.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about this crime should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

5TResident December 12, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Crime is on the uptick in the 5T. We need more police patrols.
pandafire December 12, 2012 at 06:15 PM
no we need more concealed weapons ..and Bernie Goetz justice..play w the bull u get 6 feet under!
ftptch December 12, 2012 at 06:49 PM
omg call the shomrim................... they will help us................!!!!
yogabbagabba January 01, 2013 at 09:17 PM
we need to keep the niggers out, cops are useless anyways
Rev. Charles Bryan Baron January 06, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Please enough of the racist comments. I see this on Channel two FB in Isreal and I issued a warning that I would out the racists by translating their posts into English. I do not appreciate the word N___R used here.

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