Thieves stab cyclist in Flatbush: NYPD

The man who was slashed and robbed in Flatbush on Wednesday.
Paul Martinka

Two thieves stabbed a man and stole his cellphone in Flatbush on Wednesday.

The victim, 26, told police he was riding his bike when the crooks plunged a knife into his lower back between Farragut and Glenwood roads at around noon, before nabbing his hone and hightailing it. Paramedics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital in stable condition, cops said.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.
People gathered at the crime scene after a 26-year-old man got slashed and robbed in Flatbush.
Paul Martinka

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