The New York Police Department is seeking four suspects who attacked and robbed a wheelchair-bound man on Nov. 8.
The attack occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the Bronx. The incident was captured on video, showing the men standing around the 39-year-old victim, punching him several times as he tried to defend himself.
The assailants knocked him and his wheelchair to the ground before stomping, kicking, and punching him more.
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The altercation began when the victim got into a verbal dispute with a woman, according to police.
The group left with the victim's backpack, which contained his cellphone and $800 in cash, police said.
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: Do you know them? On 11/8/21 at approx 2:25 AM, in front of 267 Tremont Ave in the Bronx, three men and one woman assaulted a 39-year-old male in a wheelchair, then removed his property. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/bImnUcef6v— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 23, 2021
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The victim reportedly refused medical care after the attack.
City robberies are rising, according to NYPD data. From Nov. 8 until Nov. 14, there were 352 robberies in New York City, an increase of more than 30% from the same time in 2020.