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WATCH: 66-Year-Old Man Beaten, Dragged and Robbed of $17,000 Cash in Middle Village

Police have released shocking footage of a man being dragged and beaten on a Middle Village sidewalk Thursday, before being robbed of $17,000 in cash (Photos: NYPD)

Oct. 15, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released shocking footage of a man being dragged and beaten on a Middle Village sidewalk Thursday, before being robbed of $17,000 in cash.

The video, released Saturday, shows the 66-year-old victim lying on his back and clinching a bag while a suspect is trying to grab it from him outside 62-58 71st St. at around 1:20 p.m.

As the struggle unfolds, the suspect lugs the man along the sidewalk as the victim desperately holds onto his bag.

The assailant then appears to stomp on the victim’s head before pulling him along the pavement again.

At this point, the victim can be heard desperately screaming out for help.

As the 66-year-old keeps yelling, the suspect punches him several times in the head before the victim eventually lets go of the bag.

The suspect then runs away from the scene with the bag which contained $17,000 cash, according to police.


The thief then jumped into a maroon-colored Ford Fusion which was being driven by a second suspect. The getaway vehicle was last seen heading toward Eliot Avenue, cops said.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated by EMS at the scene, police said.

It is unclear how the two suspects knew the victim was carrying such a large quantity of cash at the time.

Police said the victim had initially been walking towards Juniper Valley Road when the suspect pushed him from behind and began attacking him.

Police also released images of the suspects taken before the incident. The alleged perpetrators were seen inside Artis Drug and Surgical Supplies, located at 80-02 Eliot Ave.

Both suspects are described as having medium complexions and medium builds.

The suspect who allegedly attacked the 66-year-old man has dark hair and was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, a multi-colored Tommy Hilfiger sweatpants, white sneakers, glasses, and a blue and white North Face baseball cap.

The driver of the Ford was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark-colored sweatpants, grey sneakers and a blue Houston Astros baseball cap.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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

The suspect who allegedly attacked the 66-year-old man (L) and the driver of the Ford (L) (Photos: NYPD)

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JoeBama Magoo

thankfully, no cameras were around to take pictures and record videos and put them on the internet. oh wait.

Monica Cirella

Hope they catch the low life’s !
Just dont know why the victim was walking
alone when he was carrying that kind of money He should of had a relative or a dog with him .

need a sane guiliani back in office

who carries around 17,000 in a bag in 2022?
thats one mystery…. the other is why would anyone vote for the defund the police democrats in the upcoming election?

please vote for politicians who are committed to stopping crime. Won/Caban are pro crime, current gov doesnt want to pressure liberal manhattan DA to do his job so criminals are just released. Current mayor Adams kinda useless I think we can all agree.

Throw the bastards out, they dont care about your safety obviously


Some woman is going to watch the news and she’s going to recognize her son some girlfriend is going to watch the news and she is going to demand some of that money or she’s going to turn someone in. Some enemy that knows these guys are going to watch the news and they want a reward. Some drug addict needs a $1,000 right now. Things like that always happen in the hood and its a damn shame. Take care folks.

Johnny Cakes

The police can just run his photo through the gang database and easily identify him…. oh wait, I forgot

Brandon Magoo

yes, that’s right. all the progressive socialist liberal politicians including der fuhrer AOC is forcing the NYPD to delete their gang database. see the article posted on this site.


“Police want your help in identifying the suspect”
Why? They’re only going to let him go an hour after apprehending him so why the fuss. Criminals know they’re going to get away with pretty much anything that’s why they do it.


He knew the bread was in there , smh, we get a short life to live and it’s mind boggling what people do with theirs .


They should be very easy to identify given the clear photos of them. The problem will occur when the Queens DA somehow manages to knock this down to a misdemeanor, as is traditional. I predict that they will be identified, arrested and released by Tuesday afternoon.

Inside job.

If you have seventeen thousand dollars in Cash on you, this is what is going to happen.

C'mon Man

that’s nothing. it’s like a month’s salary. but for an elderly guy, it’s everything he’s got.

Charles Bronson

Pity the victim did not have a Conceal/Carry permit. This story would have had a happier ending and the streets would be a little bit safer today.

Common sense

The perp could have gotten the gun away from the victim. Shit the Vic and put another newly “illegal” gun on the streets.


This kid has bigger issues than the Police. It’s Middle Village, a neighborhood of many, many members of a certain Italian organization call home.

Glenn Glenda

Yup! $17 000 in a bag, in that neighborhood. Then two Albanians (or fresh off the boat Zips, that don’t know who is who in that neighborhood) just happen to know there is (“not” gambling proceeds) money in that bag. Oooohhh Kayyyyyy ? Stunods, all of them!


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