Cops: Man beaten, robbed on Freeport street

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A woman distracted a robbery victim before her two accomplices beat him and took his wallet in Freeport on Friday night, police said.

Nassau County detectives said the 32-year-old victim was walking on Washburn Avenue near Main Street when the woman approached and started talking to him.

Police said that moments later one of the men pointed a handgun at him and knocked him to the ground, where the second man began hitting him in the head.

They used a box cutter to cut the victim's wallet from his pants before running east on Washburn Ave., police said.

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Police did not know how much money the wallet held.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The woman is described as 5-foot-8 and about 100 pounds, with her hair in a ponytail and wearing a pink T-shirt.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the robbery call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. Callers need not identify themselves.

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