Asheville Police requesting help to ID assault suspect

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Asheville Police asking for help finding the suspect in an assault after a man was reportedly attacked on the McDowell Street bridge. (Photo credit: Asheville Police Department)

On October 4, 2017, at around 11:45 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to reports of a cyclist assaulting the driver of black BMW 320i on the McDowell Street bridge.

The cyclist struck the victim several times with his bicycle helmet, kicked him and stole $80 and the suspect's eyeglasses.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40-55 years of age.

He has shoulder length gray/white hair and is believed to have a laceration about his left eye.

He was riding a black bicycle with green markings.

If anyone has any additional information on this incident they are encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Crimestoppers at 828-255-5050.