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Video: Man Sucker Punched and Robbed in Brutal Attack on Jackson Heights Street

Jan. 21, 2022 By Christian Murray

Two men are wanted for a brutal robbery that took place in Jackson Heights last week where the victim was sucker punched from behind and knocked out cold.

The heinous incident—caught on tape– took place at around 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 18, when two men approached the victim from behind in the vicinity of 77th Street and 37th Road before one of them punched him in the head.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, fell head first onto the ground unconscious. The pair then removed his wallet that contained $70 in cash and multiple credit cards, along with a Samsung cellular phone.

The suspects then fled the location on foot in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst for an injury to his left eye and face.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Clean up

NYC used to be a cesspool. It was cleaned up for a while and now it’s going back to those times. Sure there are nicer buildings now, but that’s a facade.

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Mike

In the meantime, New York governor declares racism a ‘public health emergency’ amid new anti-discrimination legislation last month. Just more wokeism from NY. The only public health emergency in NY is out of control crime and shootings caused by defunding the police and no cash bail. Crime is a MAJOR problem that is largely ignored unless you are a cop that gets shot. Hundreds of men, woman and children have been shot to death in NYC of whom are mostly black and brown people this past year and continue to die. Few local politicians and the media care unless its a white shooter.

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Brendan

1. Police were not defunded.

2. Cash bail is basically not contributing to the crime wave. 98% of those let out are not rearrested.

Crime is definitely a problem. The way we’ve been dealing with it doesn’t work. We need to change.

Rikers is full of mentally ill people. This is a result of Reagan destroying in-patient mental health. There were problems with that, too, but his way of dealing with it was a failure.

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Brendan

Let me guess, you have no problems with the January 6th type “criminals,” right? And you’re okay with Fat Donny’s white-collar crime emporium style shenanigans?

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Dominik

Republicans seem to always complain about riots and “peaceful protesting”, but when it comes to the deaths and damage from the January 6th riots, they’re suddenly silent.

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derangement syndrome

so crime is dramatically rising and New Yorkers are being shot and pushed in front of trains and naturally “Trump’s fault”…what a joke you are as a human being….Joe Biden is President and the Dems control the house and the senate in DC…Dems also control the gov mansion the state assembly and the state senate in Albany…they also control Gracie mansion and the City Council and 4 out of 5 BP offices…but a man who is no longer an elected official is magically responsible….please have your psychiatrist adjust your medication

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Jim

Hey SSP:

Maybe we can hear from Julie Won to see how she feels about the policeman who have been shot this year. Maybe if she is the victim of a hate crime hopefully there will be a cop to come to come to her aid.

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Native NYr

Nope this isn’t rampant crime according to our new mayor, instead this is more the perception of crime going rampant.

It’s ok, nothing to see here folks, move along. /s

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William

These low-lives deserve a deluxe suite at Rikers.

However, I feel the victim of the attack is somewhat at fault. He is on the street after midnight and seems completely oblivious to his surroundings – I’m guessing he must have been distracted on his phone.
Don’t make it easy on the hoodlum population – be observant at all times, especially after dark.

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AOC for president 2024

Somehow if women get sexually abuse by men, is it her fault? No matter what condition it is, safety is basic human right.

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Tricey Walker

This City is rapidly filling up with low life’s like those two. Its horrible that helpless man had to endure such brutality. Hopefully those two will get a lot worse done to them!

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Bring back Giuliani

The low-life crowd was already here. The only difference now is radical left wing politicians giving the criminal class free reign to do whatever they want.

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Roman

New York belongs to the criminals.
The message to decent residents is clear.
Run away while there’s still time.
I am glad I did.

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Roman

I still own a home in Sunnyside and rent it out for profit. Think smart not hard. One thing that is good about progressives is that they are willing to pay a good amount of money to live with a certain demographic.

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So your opinion is worthless

Right, so you have no idea what NYC is like. Please stop pretending like your opinion matters.

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Rosa

Early in the week, police officers where issuing summonses and confiscated three gas-powered mopeds at the entrance of the 59th Street Bridge bike and pedestrian path. The only thing progressives care about in addition to more dog runs.

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Barbara

The Biden administration is handing out covid tests and masks to American citizens. What about handing out pepper spray to each NYer in one of the 5 boroughs to protect us from crime and assaults.

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No Common Sense

How is being sucker punched by a criminal defendable by pepper spray? You’re mixing two issues together. Biden can’t be responsible for local radical politicians who think bail reform and being soft on crime will magically reduce crime.

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Jessica

Gov. Kathy Hochul is vowing to use the state police to stop the flow of guns into the city after Mayor Eric Adams begged for help in stopping the pandemic of gun violence that has marred his first three weeks in office. Maybe she can call in the national guard to protect NYC streets.

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Guns don't kill people. Alec Baldwin does.

FYI the National Guard carry guns so you basically are saying that to stop the flow of guns into the city we need more guns.

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Doug

Sounds like a gang initiation called knock out and rob. Nothing new. Crime happens everywhere.

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Selim

I’m sorry the old man had to go through that. I hope these young looking suspects get help.

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Anita

I hope they get caught that’s just messed up. Was it necessary to leave the attack in the video? I am tired of all these attacks on video in NYC going viral. Even my sister in another country tells me they air them on her local tv stations.

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Anon

Absolutely put up the video of this attack and others like it. Show people what they voted for.

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Jeff

Wrong on so many counts.
1. Why was the victim out walking around in that area at 12:20AM?
2. Why didn’t he look behind him to make sure no one was around?
3. Why did he carry all of his credit cards with him at that hour? He just should have had a little cash and id.

Sorry, but the victim should be blamed here.

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Native nyr

Point is you shouldn’t be afraid to go out late at night, or carry your stuff with you while your out. Lack of effective police patrols is at issue here.

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Craig

What Adams can do is put pressure on his fellow dems in the state legislature to repeal bail reform. NYC is turning into the robbery, assault, and theft capital of the tri state area. A gift to NJ and CT where many NYC families and companies continue to flee to for the safety of their loved ones and employees. Those that stay will have to adapt to WFH, have second homes outside of the city and can get a way once in a while or just to poor to move and stay for the handouts.

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Dan

FYI For those of you looking for employment.
The Mets will host a seasonal staff hiring fair at Citi Field on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Piazza Club on the fifth level of the ballpark. The event will take place in two three-hour sessions, a morning session beginning at 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 2 to 5 p.m. The Mets are hiring for more than a dozen positions in security, guest experience, hospitality and other departments.
https://qns.com/2022/01/new-york-mets-host-job-fair-citi-field/

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Snake Plissken

After 8 years of emboldening criminals and demoralizing police, what does anyone expect?

“Escape From New York” wasn’t just a movie, it was a social blueprint brought to you by soft-on-crime, bleeding heart liberal pantywaists.

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You obviously never saw Escape From New York

Snake – Are you a PBA delegate? You’re posting union propaganda.
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Jill

So many cries for help in nyc. People are so desperate to put food on the table. Pray 🙏 for the victim and suspects.

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Cant wait for the midterms

Thugs that need to be locked up. If you were the victim of this crime would you want them back on the street loitering around the front of your building? how about if they raped a female member of your extended family, are you ok with them back out on the street? Good god you woke society are going to bring devastation down upon all of us.

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Seriously? Pray for the suspects?

I am sorry, why do you need to pray for the suspects? These criminals committed a horrible very violent crime, if you are hungry, there are thousands of much better ways to get food. Hope they get arrested and get life, no parole.

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Yolanda

Nowadays you need at least 50 to 100 dollars per visit to the market just to cover the basics.
And i am just talking about food for one or two people every 2 to 3 days. The help and programs during the pandemic have almost disappeared. Its unfair to make it seem like no one can go hungry. Rents and bills have also sky rocketed.

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Victor

Pandemic hardships are not the only thing that you can solely blame for the rise in crime- the calls for defunding police, severe restrictions of police work, and general hostility towards police took hold too in 2020, as well as some other measures that effectively protect crime. I think those are more important factors in the crime upswing than the epidemic. This summer, I have seen with my own eyes, a guy grabbing a handful of candy from a local Walgreens pharmacy, laughing at a woman who said something about that to him, telling her to go ahead and call the police if she wants to get herself in trouble, because the police can’t do anything to him any more (those were pretty much his exact words). The cvs employer, was just quietly calming down the woman, and telling her to let it go – he clearly wasn’t going to endanger himself by defending the merchandise from crime.

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Common Sense

You need to pray for yourself. You are oblivious to reality. Complete lack of common sense.

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Concerned Citizen

Some people commit crime for fun…like people who terrorized communities by playing knockout game…sometimes people commit crimes as part of gang initiation…I have no sympathy or empathy for the perpetrators of violent crime.

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