Dec. 8, 2020 By Christian Murray
A teenager’s face was slashed and his bicycle stolen during a violent robbery on a Flushing street last month, according to police.
The victim, 18, was standing next to his bicycle outside a Chinese restaurant, located at 135-45 Roosevelt Ave., when a man started talking to him at around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.
While the victim was distracted, a second man came up behind him and slashed him across the right side of his face with an unknown sharp object.
The victim’s bicycle and cell phone fell to the ground, with the suspect who was originally talking to the teen picking them up and taking off with them.
The man who slashed the victim in the face fled the scene and went into the Main Street 7 train station.
He is described by the NYPD as Black, and was wearing a white mask over his face, headphones on his head, a yellow hooded jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers at the time of the incident.
The second suspect, who allegedly took off with the bike and phone, is described by police as Black and in his 20s. He was wearing a blue and black camouflage jacket at the time of the incident.
The victim suffered a minor laceration to his face and was treated by EMS at the scene, according to police.
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).