PALMDALE ( — Detectives were seeking the public’s help Friday in identifying five suspects wanted in a robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Palmdale.

The incident occurred around 1:10 a.m. on July 29 when a 19-year-old man was attacked as he exited the store in the 700 block of East Palmdale Boulevard.

The victim was riding away on his bicycle when one suspect asked to use his cell phone. He turned around and another suspect walked behind him and punched him in the neck, detectives said.

(credit: Palmdale Sheriff's Dept.)

(credit: Palmdale Sheriff’s Dept.)

The victim became unconscious and fell to the ground, according to authorities.

The suspects reportedly took his bicycle and fled eastbound from the location.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The suspects are all described as Black men between 16 and 28 years old, between 5 feet 3 inches tall and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing between 140 and 160 pounds.

Palmdale detectives are asking anyone with information relating to the identity of any of the suspects to contact Det. Bartlett at (661)272-2446. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS (8477) or text TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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