Disturbing new video captures the moment the owner of a Bronx candy store is beaten and thrown to the ground when he tries to stop a pair of robbers.
Authorities said the 67-year-old victim was inside his shop on Morris Avenue near East 163 Street in Morrisania around 5 p.m. Thursday when two suspects tried to swipe some items.
Police said the owner tried to stop the pair – asking them to punch and kick them repeatedly.
Footage released late Thursday showed the victim chasing a suspect on the sidewalk outside the shop and trying to grab something from his hands.
Then another suspect came from behind and slammed the victim to the ground, causing his head to hit the pavement.
The two can be seen running from the scene, and police are still trying to track them down.
Police said the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a serious head injury.