TRIBECA — A 59-year-old was smashed face-down into the street by a robber, while being prodded for money, police said.
The alleged thief, 45-year-old Jonathan Spicer, slammed the Queens man onto the pavement, pulled his hair and jammed a knee into his back while demanding money, according to a criminal complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
The victim was walking across the corner of Park Place and West Broadway at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 14 when he was attacked, authorities said.
He was left bleeding from his face, knees, hands and elbows, and was robbed of $100, according to the complaint.
Police were able to arrest Spicer soon after the robbery, police said.
Spicer was charged with second degree robbery and is being held on $25,000 cash/$50,000 bond bail. He's due back in court on Aug. 19.
A call to his Legal Aid lawyer was not immediately returned.