Nassau cops search for Freeport robber

Nassau County police are searching for a man who they say robbed and assaulted another man in Freeport on Saturday afternoon.

The victim, 28, was at Raynor and Bedell streets at 5:10 p.m. when a man came up to him and punched him in the face and torso before taking a cellphone and cash from the victim's pocket, police said.

The robber then picked up a metal link chain and threatened the victim with it if the victim followed him, before running west on Raynor Street, police said.

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He was described as about 30 years old, 6'3" tall, 200 lbs., with multiple tattoos and wearing a red baseball cap, white T-shirt and black shorts.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of cuts, bruises and bleeding in the mouth, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. Callers will be kept anonymous.

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