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.

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People gathered at the crime scene after a 26-year-old man got slashed and robbed in Flatbush.
Paul Martinka

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