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Clifton Police Investigate Mugging Of Elmwood Park Man, 27

The victim was found on Center Street near Parker Avenue.
The victim was found on Center Street near Parker Avenue. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

CLIFTON, N.J. -- A 27-year-old mugging victim told Clifton police that two robbers beat him after taking his wallet and cash overnight Monday.

A passerby found the Elmwood Park man on the ground on Center Street near Parker Avenue and summoned police at 12:40 a.m., Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said Tuesday afternoon.

The victim told police he was "standing near his vehicle, smoking a cigarette," when the pair approached, Bracken said.

One of them had a handgun, the victim told police.

They robbed him after threatening him, he said, then punched him in the head several times, "rendering him briefly incapacitated," the lieutenant said.

They then ran.

He described them only as one black and the other possibly Hispanic.

Anyone who saw anything, or has information that could help the investigation, is asked to call Clifton police: (973) 470-5908 .

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