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Men drag victim from car, beat him on Brooklyn street

Posted at 1:28 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 13:28:15-04

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Two men dragged another man from his car and then beat him on a Brooklyn street, police said Wednesday.

The victim parked on Sheffield Avenue near Pitkin Avenue on Aug. 17, official said. He was there to meet friends.

As he waited, the suspects parked an SUV across the street, police said. They came over to the victim's car and attacked. One of the men used an expandable night stick and the other man had a black firearm.

The attackers took the victim's identification. One of them fled on foot and the other man left in the SUV.

Police have asked for help identifying the attackers. Both men are believed to be around 30. One man, approximately 6 feet tall, was last seen wearing a baseball hat, a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. The other man, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, was last seen wearing a durag, a light color shirt, black pants and white sneakers.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).