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Disabled Man Knocked Down, Robbed Of Cellphone On San Jose Street

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- A disabled man was knocked to the ground and then robbed in San Jose by a person on a bicycle, in an incident caught on video.

On Monday, San Jose Police released video surveillance video of the incident, which happened in September, along with a sketch of the suspect.

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Sketch of person on bicycle seen knocking down and robbing a pedestrian. (San Jose Police Dept.)

The victim was walking along the 2600 block of Tuers Rd. on September 5th when he was knocked to the ground from behind by the bicyclist.

The cyclist then turned around back to the victim, appearing to be concerned and helped the victim back to his feet.

The victim, who was using a walking stick, has a speech disability and communicates by texting on his cell phone.

When the victim pulled out his cell phone to communicate with the suspect, the cyclist grabbed the phone from his hand.

On the video, the victim is seen pleading for his phone, and then tries to grab it back from the cyclist. The two struggle briefly before the cyclist brandishes a handgun and kicks the victim, knocking him down once again.

The cyclist then got back on his red mountain bike and fled, heading southbound on Tuers Rd.

He is described as African American, between 16 and 25 years old with a thin build, and wearing a dark beanie, dark shirt, grey sweatpants and dark colored shoes.

Anyone with any information on the incident was urged to call the San Jose Police Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.

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