NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a trio of robbers who attacked a man in the Bronx, only to make off with a measly $10.
It happened early Tuesday morning inside a Morris Houses building near East 169th Street and Third Avenue in the Claremont Village section.
Police say the suspects punched and kicked the 56-year-old victim and stole his wallet, which only contained ten bucks.
Surveillance video shows the robbers mocking and menacing the resident.
“It’s said, it’s so very sad,” one neighbor said.
“This is outrageous,” another said.
“Horrible, sad and mean,” said another.
Neighbors told CBS2’s Dave Carlin their disgust multiplied when they saw the attack did not end with the victim on the ground and his money gone. One of the attackers ran back in to deliver a final kick to the back of the head.
The victim refused medical attention. Later, he told Carlin he was feeling better.
Neighbors said the man is well known and well liked.
“They didn’t have to jump on him like that. That was wrong, that was very wrong,” said Maribel Pizarro.
“He spends the day outside most of the time, in the streets. He doesn’t bother nobody, he just likes to hug and talk to people and say, ‘I love you’ and ‘Jesus’ and all that,” a man added. “This is unfair.”
Some of the building’s tenants said the disturbing video tells them at least two things: Not to feel safe in their own lobby and to push for more police patrols.
“We need better protection,” one woman said.
The suspects are described as follows:
Individual #1: male, black, 17-years-old, approximately 5’8″ tall with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing acid wash blue jeans, white sneakers, royal blue t-shirt, blue hooded sweatshirt.
Individual #2: male black, 17-years-old, approximately 5’7″ tall. He was last seen wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, blue bomber jacket and beige boots.
Individual #3: male black, 17-years-old, approximately 5’6″, short dark hair. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, beige boots, dark blue hooded sweatshirt and a white t-shirt.
The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Anyone with information in regards to this robbery 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.