Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a trio of alleged robbers who brutally attacked a man in the Bronx on Sunday while trying to rob him.
On April 17 at about 6:05 p.m. the 37-year-old victim was approached by the three suspects at the intersection of Union Avenue and East 163rd Street, according to authorities.
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The three men then struck the victim with a metal garbage can and metal shovel, police said. While the victim was on the floor, the suspects kept hitting him and then took his wallet and each ran away in different directions.
Emergency personnel took the victim — who sustained multiple injuries on his body — to Lincoln Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
The NYPD has released photos of the three suspects taken by a witness at the scene of the robbery.
Police described the first suspect as a black man with a light complexion who was last wearing a black skull hat, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers.
The second suspect is described as a black man with a medium complexion and who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans and purple sneakers.
The last suspect is said to be a black man with medium complexion who was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a black checkered design, white pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.