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Video: Group shove man in trunk, pistol-whip him in Brooklyn

Posted at 7:49 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 05:21:07-04

GOWANUS, Brooklyn — Video shows a group shove a man in a trunk and beat him.

The 25-year-old victim was at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue early Saturday when four men approached him, police said. They shoved him in a car trunk and repeatedly pistol-whipped him in the head.

The group took the man's vehicle, $6,000 and the victim's phone and watch, officials said. They fled in another vehicle.

Authorities believe the attack was targeted but do not yet have a motive.

Police have asked for help identifying the attackers.

The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

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