MORRISANIA, the Bronx — An attacker bashed a man in the head with a brick, then shoved him to the floor in a Bronx building, police said Thursday.
Video shows a second man rush up and kick the 53-year-old victim in the face inside an East 165th Street building on Saturday. The men grabbed at the victim’s pants, tearing them as they searched for items to steal. Footage shows the victim being physically lifted from the ground as his pants were ripped.
The men took the victim’s wallet and cellphone, then ran out of the building and fled across the street into 765 East 165th Street.
The victim, a Chinese food delivery worker, lost consciousness during the attack, police said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
He told PIX11 News this wasn’t the first time he’d been attacked on the job and that he’d delivered food to the building before.
The back of his head was still covered with a bandage on Thursday.
Police asked for help identifying the attackers. They are both believed to be in their 20s. One man was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, black pants and white sneakers. He had on a blue backpack. The other man was last seen wearing a black and white hooded sweater, gray sweatpants and black sneakers. He had on a black and green backpack.
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