GRAPHIC VIDEO: Jewish man beaten and robbed in Midwood, NY by two hooded thugs
A robber threw a Brooklyn man to the ground early Monday and pummeled him so badly he needed 70 stitches to close a gash on his forehead, according to cops and surveillance video.
Eli Weinstein, 55, was knocked to the sidewalk and hit repeatedly in the face by an assailant wearing a hoodie on Avenue M in Midwood at 12:50 a.m.
After Weinstein was on the ground, another attacker appeared and grabbed his iPhone and wallet from his pocket.
The two creeps then raced off and have not been apprehended, according to authorities.
The injured Weinstein walked to his nearby home, where his wife called Hatzolah paramedics. They took him to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Elected officials in the area were furious at the robbery and its brutality and offered a $3,000 award for information leading to the thugs’ arrest.
“I’m shocked this could happen in our neighborhood, and in such a safe community,” said state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn).
State Sen. Simcha Felder said the attack showed the importance of surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.
“It’s a shame that people don’t feel comfortable walking around in their own neighborhood,” the Brooklyn Democrat said.
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