Nov. 21, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are searching for a man behind an assault and robbery outside a Bedford Avenue deli last weekend.
The attack took place in front of 313 Bedford Ave. on Nov. 17, where the man approached the 24-year-old victim at around 1:40 a.m.
The man grabbed the 24-year-old by his neck and threw him to the ground, punching and kicking him before stealing his glasses, police say.
Passersby eventually intervened, and the suspect took off on on South 2nd St.
The victim was treated by EMS on the scene.
The attack reportedly happened after an argument between the victim and suspect inside the store, according to News 12. The suspect allegedly called the victim a derogatory word in Polish just before the assault.
The stolen eyeglasses, meanwhile, are worth around $150.
The assailant is described as white male, 5 feet 8 inches in height, with blonde hair and eyeglasses. He was last seen wearing a red jacket, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.