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TRUCK HITS CYCLIST

Police are still looking for the driver who struck a bicyclist with his pickup truck last week.

The accident took place on Thursday when police say a man was riding his bicycle along East Market Street near Holts Chapel Road just after midnight. The man was struck from behind by the driver of a red pickup truck.

Police said the driver failed to stop and continued to drive west on East Market Street. The victim was in critical condition, but upgraded to stable earlier this week. Authorities said the suspect vehicle is an early 1990s GMC or Chevrolet and should have damage to the front right headlight.

MACHETE ASSAULT

Police in Greensboro are looking for a man wielding a machete who cut another man during a fight.

The attack occurred early Tuesday morning. That’s when police say that two men got into a fight in the 2300 block of Columbus Street. According to officers, the victim was cut in the face with a machete after he attempted to break up and argument between two other men fighting over money.

The suspect fled before police arrived and the victim was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he received stitches.

Police believe the argument and machete attack was over money owed for a drug debt.

MAN RUNS FROM ROBBERS

A 40-year-old man told Greensboro police that he ran from a pair of robbers during the overnight hours last Thursday.

The man told police he was walking on South Mendenhall Street about 2:30 a.m. when an older model silver sedan stopped in the street. Two men got out of the car and approached the victim. One of them men pointed a handgun at the man and demanded his cell phone.

The man fled on foot, police said, and hid behind a nearby house until he was sure the would-be robbers had left the area. The suspect with the gunned was described as a black-male wearing a red and black tank top, police said. !

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