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Thieves Beat Man for Phone in Daytime Robbery in Chinatown, Police Say

By Serena Solomon | February 25, 2014 11:29am
 A 28-year-old man was assaulted for his phone on Canal Street last month.
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MANHATTAN — Police are looking for three attackers who beat a man for his cellphone in broad daylight last month, the NYPD said.

The suspects punched the 28-year-old victim in the head and then kicked him in the lower back while he was lying on the ground at Ludlow and Canal streets about 2:10 p.m. on Jan. 16, police said.

The attackers, described as 18- to 20-year-old men, snatched the victim’s Samsung Galaxy phone and fled west on Canal Street, the NYPD said.

The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical attention, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).