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VIDEO: Man Beaten With Broomstick and Robbed in South Bronx, Police Say

By Eddie Small | January 4, 2017 10:51am
 A thief attacked a 50-year-old man with a broomstick and stole his empty wallet in the South Bronx, police said.
A thief attacked a 50-year-old man with a broomstick and stole his empty wallet in the South Bronx, police said.
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CLAREMONT — A South Bronx robber viciously beat a man with a broomstick and stole his empty wallet, police said.

The 50-year-old victim was mugged on Monday around 8:10 a.m. in the lobby of his building at Boston Road and Union Avenue, according to the NYPD.

The suspect approached his victim armed with a broomstick and started beating him with it before snatching his empty wallet from his jacket and fleeing, police said.

Video shows the suspect walking into the apartment and brutally beating his victim with the broomstick.

The victim suffered bruising and a severe cut on his forehead from the attack, and EMS took him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the NYPD.

Officers described the suspect as a man with a mustache, heavy build and shaved head who stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans, black sneakers and a yellow hooded sweatshirt with a print design on its front.

Anyone with information about this robbery 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 at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.