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Brooklyn, NY - Caught On Cam: Midwood Resident Assaulted In Early Morning Robbery

Published on: December 28, 2015 11:55 AM
Last updated on: December 28, 2015 06:40 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - Police are searching for two men who beat and robbed a 55 year old Midwood man early this morning.

The victim was walking home from the train and was on Avenue M at East 8th Street when he was assaulted from behind by a suspect who hit him in the head with a closed fist.  Police said that the victim fell to the ground and was beaten repeatedly by his attacker as he lay on the ground.

The suspect rolled the victim over, with a second suspect arriving on scene, and the pair searched the victim’s pockets, taking the his wallet and iPhone. The two men, dressed in light colored pants and hooded jackets, fled on foot towards Ocean Parkway.  The entire episode was caught on surveillance video which was released by Brooklyn South Shomrim.

According to the NYPD, no words were exchanged during the beating which is being investigated as an assault and a robbery. The incident is not currently being considered a hate crime.

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Assemblyman Dov Hikind told VIN News that both he and Senator Simcha Felder will be announcing a $3,000 joint reward at 1 PM this afternoon, to be paid to anyone who has information leading to the arrest of the two perpetrators.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) sits with the Jewish victim of the Midwood attack at his home to reassure that the criminals will be apprehended. (Dov Hikind)Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) sits with the Jewish victim of the Midwood attack at his home to reassure that the criminals will be apprehended. (Dov Hikind)

Hikind, who lives around the corner from the scene of the attack, said that he was appalled by the vicious nature of the attack.

“We all know that there is some crime, but what makes it so egregious is that they beat the daylights out of him,”  Hikind told VIN News. “They didn’t just stop him and rob him, they beat the daylights out of him.”

Hikind noted that the neighborhood is typically safe and that despite the late hour, it isn’t uncommon for people to be out at that time, making the attack that much more chilling.

“The last minyan at Landau’s, which is just a block away is at 1 AM,” observed Hikind. “The video speaks louder than anything I could say.  You can be out in our neighborhood, which is so safe, and to have someone maliciously rob you and attack you and make sure that you are out of commission is scary and a great concern to us all.”


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 Dec 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM puppydogs Says:

This is Diblasio's New York.......Where only Black Lives Matter.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 12:03 PM Anonymous Says:

We are in Galus !!!!

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM albroker Says:

this is what happens when Sharpton has open access to City Hall and criminals know NYPD hands are tied. Thanks askanim for helping elect de bozo, now a 20 year old Yid will have brain damage.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 12:58 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

We are in Galus !!!!

and therefore what?

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 01:05 PM samklein30 Says:

Blazioאנו בגלות ד

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 01:06 PM lollypop Says:

Scary!!!!

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 01:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Liepa Says:

and therefore what?

What took so long ????

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 01:33 PM Anonymous Says:

why was this video released on this site? this is someone's son, brother, friend, neighbor. i don't want to see a beating of anyone, much less a helpless victim of one of my own.

the frum community should offer self defense classes. we live in a scary world, where assaults are violent and anti semitism is ugly. we can't allow ourselves to be attacked and hope our good deeds will save us. we must save ourselves first!

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 01:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
albroker Says:

this is what happens when Sharpton has open access to City Hall and criminals know NYPD hands are tied. Thanks askanim for helping elect de bozo, now a 20 year old Yid will have brain damage.

The problem is Sharpton has open access to the White house where his good friend Hussain lives.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 02:15 PM yankee96 Says:

this is an outrage

there should be a protest organized to have more cops patrolling

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 03:26 PM Mark Levin Says:

Hope they catch the brothers and hang them!

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 03:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
puppydogs Says:

This is Diblasio's New York.......Where only Black Lives Matter.

So you mean to tell me that it's not happening to black people in nyc?

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 03:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

The problem is Sharpton has open access to the White house where his good friend Hussain lives.

So assaults on people never happened when president Bush was in the white house?

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 03:53 PM fat36 Says:

I'm wondering if there's something out there A 1 pushbutton item that would automatically dial 911 and give your location so if an attack takes place it will be much easier than having to get yourself one out of your pocket and being on the phone with an operator

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 05:13 PM puppydogs Says:

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Anonymous Says:

So assaults on people never happened when president Bush was in the white house?

Haven't seen any articles on VIN or elsewhere supporting your case.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 05:24 PM PeaceNow Says:

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yankee96 Says:

this is an outrage

there should be a protest organized to have more cops patrolling

Agreed that this is an outrage and we must make an effort to have more police patrols.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 06:45 PM bennyt Says:

Reply to #1  
puppydogs Says:

This is Diblasio's New York.......Where only Black Lives Matter.

That's not true. Puerto Rican, Mexican & now Syrian refugee lives matter to him too.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 06:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
puppydogs Says:

Haven't seen any articles on VIN or elsewhere supporting your case.

9/11/2001 happened when Bush was president

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 10:07 PM OnlyMe Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

We are in Galus !!!!

You just figured that out?

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