Thieves hit man with shovel, beat him before running off in the Bronx: NYPD

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THE BRONX – A trio allegedly struck a 37-year-old man with shovel before continuing the assault and robbing him.

The NYPD is looking for these three men in connection with a robbery and attack in the Bronx. (NYPD)

The NYPD is looking for these three men in connection with a robbery and attack in the Bronx. (NYPD)

The NYPD said the victim was approached by three men who then hit him with a shovel and garbage can at the intersection of Union Avenue and East 163rd Street at about 6:05 p.m. Sunday. The individuals continued to pound him and fled with his wallet.

The victim sustained multiple wounds throughout the body, police said. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Police describe the first assailant as having light complexion, wearing a skull hat, a gray-hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers. The second individual has medium complexion, last seen wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans and purple sneakers, police said. The last alleged attacker also has a medium complexion, wearing a gray sweatshirt with a black checkered design, white pants and black sneakers.

Police released photos taken from a witness in hopes of catching them.

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