Police: Robbers yelled anti-white statements during Upper West Side attack

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are looking for two men they say attacked a man and a woman on the Upper West Side.

Police say the attackers yelled anti-white statements, shoved the woman to the ground, hit the man in the face with a skateboard, stole his jacket and then ran off.

The attack happened shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday on West End Avenue between 76th and 77th Street.

One of the suspects is described as a man with a dark complexion, approximately 5'10, and was last seen holding a skateboard and wearing dark clothing and a black helmet. The second suspect is described as a man with a light complexion, approximately 6'4", was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing, and possibly has a pink Mohawk.

Both victims were taken to the hospital, and are expected to be okay.