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Nassau cops hunting bike-riding attacker

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Police on Long Island are asking the public for clues in a case involving a bicycle-riding attacker who tried to rape a woman back in August.

The two-wheeled thug grabbed the woman's buttocks from behind on Mill Road in Valley Stream back on August 12, 2013, at 9:05 p.m., police said. The woman, who was walking from the train station, tried to run away from the attacker, but he caught up to her, pushed her to the ground, and punched her in the face, police said.

He tried to rip off her shirt and pin her to the ground, cops said, but she was able to fight him off. He got back on his bike and took off, police said.

The woman got help at a hospital, where she was treated.

If you have any information, you can contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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