DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A Brooklyn man was beaten to death and robbed outside a Dyker Heights deli last week, police said.
John Sarquiz, 55, was attacked outside the store on 13th Avenue near 73rd Street in Dyker Heights at around 8 p.m. on March 29, according to the NYPD. The suspect hit and kicked Saqrqiz after knocking him to the ground before stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the victim, police said. The assailant then fled the scene.
Sarquiz was rushed to the hospital with head injuries and died on Monday, police said. The medical examiner has deemed the incident a homicide.
“He was hit in the head from behind and fell to the floor, and then was [repeatedly] kicked in the head and beaten, and his money and his jewelry were stolen,” the victim’s sister, Christina Sarquiz, told the New York Post.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
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