UNIONPORT, the Bronx (PIX11) — A group of five brutally beat and a robbed man in the Bronx last month, leaving him unconscious with multiple facial fractures, police said Tuesday.
The victim, 36, was on the phone in his car when the suspects approached him and told him to get out of the vehicle near Hempstead and Westchester avenues in Unionport at 6:40 p.m. on Sept. 27, police said.
The suspects then repeatedly punched the victim until he was unconscious, according to the NYPD. The man was left with several facial fractures that needed surgery.
The group also robbed the victim before taking off, police said. It was unclear what was taken.
There have been no arrests.
The NYPD released photos of two of the five men sought in the incident.
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