MANHATTAN – New surveillance video released overnight gives us a clearer picture of the violent, cold-hearted muggers caught on camera beating, slashing and robbing a 64-year-old man inside an Upper East Side subway station.
This new evidence comes from a surveillance camera on east East 64th street between First and Second Avenue, police say it was recorded before they pummeled a man inside the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue Subway Station early Sunday morning.
A 64 year old man was on his way home after praying at a Midtown Mosque just before 5am when the crooks struck.
Just as the victim was about to go through the turnstile, the men demanded his cash and when he didn’t hand it over right away, they brutally beat him— punching, kicking and slicking his head with a razor. The gash on his head needed 12 stitches.
“Hit me two times here, in this eye and this eye, and the other guy, he brought a razor,” the man told Eyewitness News in an exclusive interview “And the blood start coming and took the money from me and disappeared.”
Investigators say the suspects got away with $150 in cash, but the victim says they took his cell phone as well.
Now, investigators have their biggest clues yet in the case— clear video of one of the suspect’s unmasked face and video showing a woman with the suspects who police want to question in connection with the case.
This evidence comes on top of the distinctive footwear the muggers are seen in strutting down 64th street. One suspect is wearing white Timberland boots with various NBA team logos all over them, while the other wears Nike Flightposite Topaz Mist sneakers, which are also highly sought after sneakers.
This heinous attack comes just weeks after Mayor de Blasio promised an additional 250 NYPD officers to patrol the subways, on top of the 3,000 already tasked with protected commuters.
If you recognize the suspects or the woman they’re with, call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8744).