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Man Assaulted in Daytime Ridgewood Robbery

The robbery occurred near the corner of Forest and Catalpa Avenues. (Google Maps)

May 14, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a Ridgewood robbery that took place earlier this month.

On May 3, around 11 a.m., a 36-year-old man, who was near the corner of Forest and Catalpa Avenues, was approached from behind and punched in the face, knocking him to the ground. The assailant then robbed the man of $5 cash, his keys, and cellphone. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction, having made off with an estimated $200 in stolen goods, police said.

Police have identified Justin Roman as a person of interest in this robbery.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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