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Exclusive: Man speaks out after being beaten, robbed by trio in Queens

Posted at 5:31 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:15:58-04

SUNNYSIDE, Queens — Police are looking for the three men wanted in a violent robbery in Queens last Monday.

A 34-year-old man said he was walking home from work, toward the corner of Greenpoint and 48th Avenues in Sunnyside, just before 11:30 p.m. That's when the three men began to yell at him, police said.

They proceeded to punch and kick the victim, knocking him to the ground, cops said.

"Am I gonna die right here?" the victim thought during the attack, he told PIX11 News exclusively Wednesday. "One of the guys punched on my face and I fell," he said. "The other two, they just come in - they step on my head."

They removed the victim’s wallet, which contained $600 in cash, an iPhone X and Apple earpods before fleeing according to police.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was treated for bruises to his head and body, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).