A thief struck an e-bike rider in the head in Central Park on Saturday afternoon and stole his bike, police officers said.
The crime happened around 2:30 p.m. in the park at West 106th Street and West Drive, when the 25-year-old victim was approached by the stranger, who hit him with a closed fist, police officers said.
The thief then stole the man’s e-bike and fled with it, the police said.
The victim had bruises on the side of his head but refused medical treatment.
All major crimes, including robberies, are up 40% this year from the same period last year, according to crime data released by the NYPD show.
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