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Man Hospitalized After Being Hit With Fire Extinguisher In Nassau County

Nassau County Police (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau County Police (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW CASSEL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)Police were looking for three men who struck a Long Island man over the head with a fire extinguisher before taking off with his wallet containing $300 in cash.

Police said the 29-year-old victim was walking on Grand Street in New Cassel late Sunday night when he was attacked. He suffered lacerations to his head, left ear and a fractured right wrist. He was being treated for his injuries at a hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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