Man robbed after getting a knock-out on the new YORK street
Raw video: Attackers returned to the scene to take photographs, passers-by rob the unconscious victim as he lay in the street. NYPD looking for help identifying suspects.
A 37-year-old man sucker-punched in the head by two men on a New York City was photographed and robbed as he laid unconscious for a few minutes.
The police said the victim was approached by two people and struck in the head shortly after 6 p.m. on June 18 at the corner of Aqueduct Avenue and Buchanan Place, causing him to fall to the ground in the middle of the intersection.
After the two attackers quietly left the scene, a number of other people can be seen on camera footage released by the police to gather around the victim and going through his pockets, taking his cell phone and identification.
The original two attackers, including the man who hit the victim, back to the intersection and took photos of the 37-year-old, who was still cold on the street.
In surveillance video, two suspects can be seen smiling and slapping each other’s hands after the attack.
The police said the 37-year-old suffered a fractured skull and was transported to the St. Barnabas Hospital in critical, but stable condition.
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The suspect who struck the man is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s with a medium complexion, average build, black hair and a black, trimmed beard, police said.
In addition to tattoos on more forearms, the police said he was last seen wearing a yellow baseball hat with a triangular logo, a white t-shirt, denim shorts and black sneakers with yellow trim.
Police said the second suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s with a light complexion, slim build and black hair with a black beard. He was last seen wearing a light blue Yankees baseball hat, a light blue t-shirt and a yellow t-shirt, a black belt around his torso, camouflage cargo pants, and black shoes, in addition to having a tattoo on his right forearm, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed