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Alleged dirt bike gang member cuffed for brutal Harlem assault

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Kureem Nelson is accused of participating in a Harlem gang assault and robbery.
Photo by Dean Moses

Police cuffed Thursday one of the men allegedly responsible for a brutal gang assault that saw two victims pulled from their vehicle in Harlem earlier this week.

Thirty-five-year-old Kureem Nelson remained silent and turned from the flash of media cameras as he was led out of the 26th Precinct on March 31. 

Nelson was allegedly a member of about five dirt bikers who raced after two men who were seated inside their vehicle at the intersection of Saint Nicholas Terrace and West 127 Street. The two-wheeled mob surrounded the 64-year-old driver and his 36-year-old son before yanking the pair from their car.

The bikers unleashed a hail of punches and kicks upon the father and son duo before stealing a cellphone and a wallet. The victims were rushed to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition but reportedly suffered concussions.

Nelson is facing a slew of charges, including two counts of robbery, two counts of assault, petit larceny, criminal mischief, and gang assault.

Kureem Nelson is accused of participating in a Harlem gang assault and robbery.Photo by Dean Moses

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