Police are looking for a group of suspects who brutally assaulted an e-bike rider with a baseball bat in Brooklyn earlier this month.
According to the investigation, the 25-year-old victim was riding his electric two-wheeler in Sunset Park on Nov. 7, when several men traveling in two cars attempted to engage him in conversation at around 10 p.m.
The situation escalated when the victim stopped at a red light near the intersection of 60th Street and Eighth Avenue, and four individuals exited from the pair of vehicles and began shoving the pedal-pusher, before hitting him repeatedly with a baseball bat and a metal garbage can.
After the assault, the victims hopped back into their vehicles and sped off in the two cars — a dark BMW sedan, and a silver four-door Mercedes Benz.
Paramedics arrived at the Brooklyn crime scene shortly after and rushed the injured victim to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition, where he was treated for a broken arm and injuries to his face.
No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation remains ongoing. Police did not release a motive for the assault, and could not say whether any property was stolen during the incident.
An NYPD spokesperson described the suspects as “males with medium skin complexions.”
This year, through Nov. 12, the NYPD recorded 24,361 felony assaults on the streets of the five boroughs — marking a notable increase from the 22,973 assaults recorded during the same time period last year.
The 72nd Police Precinct, where the e-biker was beaten, saw a decline in year-over-year assaults — with 251 attacks this year, compared with the 269 assaults last year, through mid-November.
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 Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.