An attacker used a brick stuffed into a pink stocking to hit a man in the head after he refused to hand over his cash at a Long Island City ATM, police said.
The 32-year-old victim was withdrawing money inside the vestibule area of the 1 Court Square Citibank about 4:15 a.m. on Monday when the suspect approached him, authorities said.
The suspect, while holding the stocking with the brick inside of it, then demanded money from the man.
When the victim would not hand over his cash, the suspect swung the brick at the man and struck him in the head, according to police. He fled without taking any money.
The victim refused medical attention.
Police describe the suspect as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat and black jacket.
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