NEW YORK – The NYPD wants your help finding two people who attacked a man walking in Midwood early Monday morning.
The assault was captured on video. It took place at around 12:48 a.m. at Avenue M near East 8th Street.
In the video, the victim, a 60-year-old man identified by Assemblyman Dov Hikind as “Eli,” is punched and knocked headlong into a parked car.
He sprawls on the ground and his attacker punches him three more times. A second man runs up and the two then rifle through the victim’s pockets. The two ran off with his wallet and cell phone, police said.
Hikind said he and New York State Senator Simcha Felder were offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. New York City Councilman David Greenfield also announced a $1,000 reward.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637) and then enter TIP577. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website.