Bronx police on the lookout for teens who punched 67-year-old woman in face, viciously assaulted and knocked out man
The NYPD is on the lookout for two teens, believed to be between 16 and 19 years of age, who assaulted a 67-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man in the early hours of Sunday
Police in the Bronx are on the lookout for teens who were caught on camera brutally attacking a 33-year-old man, and also punching a 67-year-old woman as they made their escape from the scene. According to authorities, the teens attacked the two because they thought they were talking about them, with the man's attempts to fight them off proved to be futile.
Pix11 reported that the man was attacked in front of a deli on White Plains Road, and though he initially tried to ward off the punches, was outnumbered and overpowered. One of the attackers also allegedly used a garbage can against the man, knocking him out cold.
The attacks happened in the Parkchester section of the Bronx early Sunday morning at around 1 a.m. The police say the two men captured on the surveillance video overheard someone talking to them and proceeded to target the 33-year-old in a vicious assault.
The video shows one of the suspects smiling as they corner the man and throw multiple punches at him. The footage then cuts before coming back to focus as the attackers continue to grapple with the man. The 33-year-old tries to put up a fight, grabbing one of the teens by his shirt, but is knocked out as two punches seem to land straight on his jaw. One of the attackers then throws one last sucker punch before he and his partner make their escape. The man eventually woke up several minutes after the attack and went into the deli for help. He got a napkin to wipe his face and walked away.
Meanwhile, the attackers weren't done quite yet. As they fled the scene, they ran into a 67-year-old woman who they punched in the face. According to ABC New York, the teens hit the elderly lady so hard, she suffered a fractured eye socket. Both their victims were taken to a hospital for treatment and were listed to be in a stable condition.
Both attackers are believed to be between 16 and 19 years of age. The first suspect was seen sporting a blue hooded sweater with the word "USA" plastered across the front. He was also wearing black sweatpants and white sneakers. The second suspect was described as wearing a black and gray du-rag, a black and gray sweater, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with leads or relevant information that might assist the authorities in tracking down and apprehending the culprits can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) for English or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.
Watch the clip of the attack here: