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Police searching for crooks in violent Ridgewood mugging

Aug. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for the delinquents responsible for the violent mugging of a man in Ridgewood last weekend.

Police say an unknown perpetrator pistol-whipped a 38-year-old male in the head at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, while in the vicinity of Decatur Street and Wyckoff Avenue.

The assailant stole the victim’s iPhone, clothing, and wallet containing $200 before heading southbound toward Wyckoff Avenue, police said. Two unidentified men were later seen on a surveillance camera riding an electric scooter near where the victim’s iPhone was recovered on Cooper Street and Wilson Avenue.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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