NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two men are under arrest in a brutal bodega beating that was caught on camera earlier this month in Upper Manhattan.
Tyquan Dupont and Devonte Phillips are facing robbery and gang assault charges.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
Police said they were part of a group that punched, kicked and threw beer bottles at a 22-year-old woman on July 7 inside a deli in Washington Heights.
The victim’s stepfather stepped in to defend her, but he was knocked unconscious.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
“I thought they killed him. I thought he died. I saw him on the floor,” the woman told CBS2’s Jessica Layton.
He spent two days in the hospital but was expected to recover.
Police said they’re also searching for 27-year-old Alexis Santos in connection with the crime.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.