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Women walking in Hicksville robbed by man on bike, cops say

Nassau County’s Second Squad detectives said Wednesday a man on a bicycle is suspected of snatching handbags from two women walking on Jerusalem Avenue in Hicksville.

At about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, a woman, 63, was walking on Jerusalem Avenue near West Cherry Street when she was approached from behind by a man on a bike who “forcibly grabbed her pocketbook from her shoulder,” police said in a news release.

At about 7 p.m. Monday, another woman, also 63, was walking near West Marie Street when she had her purse snatched from her wrist by a man riding a bicycle.

In both instances, the man, only described as in his 20s, rode off south on Jerusalem Avenue, police said. Neither woman was injured.

Anyone with more information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All information will be kept confidential.

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