BRONX BARBARIANS: Horrifying video shows man being hit by car and THEN robbed as he lay struggling to survive
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BRONX, NEW YORK: Horrifying footage released by the NYPD shows a suspect hitting a man with a car and then robbing him as he lay on the ground trying to survive. The victim, 39, was walking on the sidewalk at 898 East 169th Street in the Bronx when he was hit by a car: a black, four-door sedan around 6:40 am on Saturday, July 23, police said.
The victim was seen in the video being thrown into the air as the car slammed into him. He then landed on the street, injured and struggling to survive. Two men exited the vehicle and went through his pockets, taking his belongings before fleeing, cops confirmed. “The individuals returned back to the scene and check the victim’s pockets before fleeing to parts unknown,” the NYPD said in a release.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was said to be in critical condition, police said. Seeking information on the suspects, the NYPD wrote on Facebook, "WANTED for a Robbery opposite 898 East 169 Street #Bronx @NYPD41PCT on 7/23/22@ 6:40 A.M. A 39-year-old victim was walking on the sidewalk when he was struck by a black four-door sedan. Two individuals exited the vehicle and proceeded to forcibly take the victim's belongings before fleeing the scene."
The NYPD said that the first robber was a “male, dark complexion, thin build, Afro hair". He was last spotted in black pants, black sneakers and a hooded sweatshirt. The second robber, also described as a “male, dark complexion, thin build, Afro hair", was last seen wearing light-colored sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt and sneakers. The third man, who was inside the car, was described as a “male, dark complexion, thin build, short hair.” He was last seen wearing black pants, and a light-colored hooded sweatshirt.
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: Do you know these guys? On 7/23/22 at approx. 6:40 AM, opposite 898 E 169 St in the Bronx, the suspects struck a 39-year-old male with a car, then proceeded to forcibly take his property. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/RngQ1JUA4C— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 24, 2022
"The individuals returned back to the scene and check the victim’s pockets before fleeing. Reward up to $3500 Know who they are? Call 1-800-577-TIPS Calls are CONFIDENTIAL!" NYPD said in the Facebook post. For Spanish, the public can call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). One can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Several incidents of brutal assault and robbery in New York have been reported in recent times. An off-duty NYPD auxiliary sergeant was shot in the leg by three masked bandits who robbed him of his motorcycle in the Bronx earlier this month. In another incident in June, a Bronx man was arrested for robbing and killing a 51-year-old neighborhood resident. Nickoles Rodriguez, 24, was charged with murder and robbery in connection with the incident. In June again, a man was being sought by the NYPD in connection to at least two armed robberies in the Bronx. The man allegedly stabbed two men and stole more than $300 from them.