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Two Men Beat And Rob 55-Year-Old in East New York, Cops Say

By Aidan Gardiner | February 28, 2013 8:38am

EAST NEW YORK — A 55-year-old man was treated for a head wound and broken wrist Saturday after two thugs attacked him from behind and then robbed him, cops said.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was walking on Van Siclen Avenue about 3:40 a.m. when two men came up behind him and bashed his head, according to the NYPD.

One of the men kicked him repeatedly as the other rummaged through his pockets and removed a cell phone, cops said.

The victim was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center where he was treated for a cut to his head and a broken wrist, police said.

One of the suspects, seen in surveillance footage released by cops, is believed to be 30 years old, 6-feet-tall, and 185 pounds.

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