Cops: Cyclist beaten, robbed of cellphone in Freeport

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A cyclist was robbed Friday in Freeport, police said, when he was approached by seven men and pushed off the bike he was riding and repeatedly struck in the face, head, neck and arms.

Nassau County police said that while the men punched and kicked the man, 38, one removed a cellphone from the victim's pocket. The men then fled in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim, whose name police did not release, was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police said he was riding on South Ocean Avenue at Rose Street at 3:54 p.m. when the attack occurred.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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