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VIDEO: Man Sucker Punched on Bushwick Street, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | September 25, 2013 5:33pm
Bushwick Sucker Punch
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BROOKLYN — Police were looking for a suspect this week who sucker punched a 63-year-old man, critically injuring him in an unprovoked attack on a Bushwick street, according to police and surveillance video.

A surveillance camera at the scene recorded the suspect and a woman walking together down the street in front of 229 Knickerbocker Ave. about 3:52 a.m. on Sept. 14 while the older man walked toward them from the opposite direction.

The suspect then decked the victim in the face, sending the man tumbling to the ground, the video shows. The two suspects bent over him and reached into his pockets before walking away, cops said.

The victim was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where he remained in critical condition Wednesday under police protection, according to police.

Investigators have not been able to speak with the victim yet and are unsure if any of his property was taken, sources said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to "CRIMES" (274637), then entering "TIP577."