2006_12_qnsman.jpgPolice believe that the man severely beaten on Christmas Day near the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park was part of a string of robberies by the same men. The victim (pictured and still unidentified) in Monday's Christmas attack had been riding his bicycle and is now in critical condition.

So far, nine people have been robbed. Two men were attacked on Christmas Eve - one pedestrian and one bicyclist - and the only person not assaulted was a 55 year old woman. The attacks seem to be near 111th Street between 46th and 52nd Avenues in the evening. Police are looking for more information; call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.