Cyclist Beaten and Robbed by Pedestrian He Swerved to Avoid Hitting: Police

By Danielle Tcholakian on August 20, 2014 3:14pm 

 A cyclist was beaten up at the northeast corner of Christopher Street and Greenwich Avenue, police said.
A cyclist was beaten up at the northeast corner of Christopher Street and Greenwich Avenue, police said.
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WEST VILLAGE — A cyclist who swerved and fell to the ground to avoid hitting a pedestrian was then beaten by the man, police said.

The 31-year-old cyclist was riding near Christopher Street and Greenwich Street about 4:20 a.m. on Aug. 14 when he was forced to swerve to avoid Gregory Enix, 30, police said.

The cyclist fell to the ground and Enix began punching him in the face, leaving him with a split lip and a bruised and bleeding chin and nose, police said. Enix then stole the cyclist's white iPhone 5 from the back pocket of his shorts and fled.

It was not immediately clear whether Enix was walking in the street or a bike lane, but the attack took place in the street, police said.

Enix was arrested nearby and charged with robbery and criminal intent to destroy property, police said. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Other recent incidents in the 6th Precinct include:

► A man smashed the windows of the Slaughtered Lamb Pub with his fists and then walked away last week, police said.

Police said Hassau Powell, 49, was seen by a 22-year-old witness breaking the windows of the West Fourth Street bar about 6 a.m. on Aug. 13.

Police found Powell hiding in the cellar stairwell outside the nearby ramen restaurant Ramen-Ya.

Police said they found a small Ziploc bag of marijuana in Powell's shirt pocket. 

Powell was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.

A manager at the Slaughtered Lamb could not immediately be reached, but a bartender confirmed the incident and said the windows were fixed by the end of last week.

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