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Police: Group armed with frying pans assaults, robs man in NYC

NEW YORK — Police in New York City are looking for a group of suspects accused of using cooking pans to assault and rob a victim on the street.

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The victim, 34, was arguing with someone on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on July 21 when the group of suspects approached, police told WNYW.

Police told WNBC that it’s not clear what the argument was about, but the group of about five people, who appeared to be armed with cooking pans, began hitting the victim repeatedly.

While two of the people in the group allegedly beat the victim with frying pans, others stole his cellphone and wallet, police told WPIX.

Police told WNYW that the suspects got away with about $220 in cash, as well as credit cards. Investigators said that after the theft, there were $1,200 in new charges made to the victim’s credit cards.

The victim was taken to the hospital and suffered injuries to his head and knee, but is expected to be OK, WNBC reported.

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