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Man walking on Hicksville street robbed at gunpoint, cops say

Police are searching for a suspect who attacked a man walking along a street in Hicksville late Wednesday, punching him in the stomach and robbing him at gunpoint before fleeing.

The robbery occurred on southbound Jerusalem Avenue near 9th Street at about 10:20 p.m., Nassau County police said.

Police said the victim, identified as a 25-year-old man, was not injured in the attack.

Taken during the robbery was a phone, wallet and backpack containing personal property, police said. Police did not disclose the value of the items, but said that during the attack the suspect “pointed a black handgun” at the victim.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will remain confidential.

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