Posted on June 10, 2022

NYPD Hunt for Two Thugs After 61-Year-Old Man Is Sucker-Punched and Killed

Gina Martinez, Daily Mail, June 9, 2022

Police are searching for two men caught on surveillance footage involved in the fatal assault and robbery of a 61-year-old Brooklyn man.

Police said Victor Vega, 61, was walking down Lexington avenue near his home on May 25 alongside two unidentified men.

At one point Vega is seen on surveillance turning toward one of the men who was wearing a black hoodie and a white face mask, when the man sucker-punches Vega in the face, appearing to knock him unconscious.

Vega falls on his back and his head slides under a parked car.

His attacker instantly starts searching through Vega’s pockets, removing something and passing it to his accomplice.

The pair then casually scroll away as Vega lies lifeless alone in the street.

The 61-year-old was transported to a local hospital where he died five days later, police said.

Police, who are investigating if Vega was a victim of a drug robbery, have ruled his death a homicide and continue to search for the two suspects.

The attack comes as overall crime in NYC is up almost 40 percent in 2022 compared to the same period last year.