Crooks steal e-bike during early-morning robbery in Manhattan: cops

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a pair of crooks who swiped a man’s e-bike in Manhattan last week.

According to police, at 1:30 a.m. on April 1, a 47-year-old man was leaving work and unlocked his e-bike, which was on the corner of East 4th Street and 1st Avenue, when he was approached by two unknown individuals. The suspects knocked the victim to the ground, punched him in the face and body and then took his e-bike. 

The first suspect fled northbound on 1st Avenue on the victim’s e-bike while the second suspect ran westbound on 4th Street.  The victim suffered minor injuries as a result and refused medical attention at the scene.

On April 8, the NYPD released surveillance footage of one of the suspects:

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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 Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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