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Man Beaten to Death in Far Rockaway Robbery Attempt, Police Say

By Trevor Kapp | May 26, 2016 2:41pm

FAR ROCKAWAY — A 57-year-old man was beaten to death by an attacker during a robbery attempt on Mott Avenue Thursday morning, police said.

The victim was walking on the sidewalk near Beach Channel Drive about 4:30 a.m. when he was punched in the face by a 34-year-old man, causing him to smash his head against the ground, the NYPD said.

The victim was taken to St. John’s University Hospital with head trauma and was declared dead at the hospital.

The attacker was arrested two blocks away on Central Avenue. He also suffered cuts, but it was not immediately clear how he got his injuries, authorities said. He was taken to St. John’s in stable condition.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was expected to be charged, police said. It was not clear whether the attacker made off with anything, police said.