Man, 61, killed in sucker-punch robbery outside Brooklyn home; 2 sought

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Warning: The video in this story is graphic.

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A 61-year-old man died after he was sucker punched by two men who robbed him as he lay lifeless on a sidewalk outside his Brooklyn home, police said Thursday as they released horrific video of the attack amid a search for the suspects.

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Video shows the victim walking on Lexington Avenue, near Nostrand Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the night of May 25.

Two men begin walking beside him around 8:25 p.m., video shows. Moments later, one of them sucker punches the man in the face, sending him dropping to the pavement next to a parked SUV.

Video shows the 61-year-old victim walking outside of his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 25 when two men fatally punch and rob him
Video shows the 61-year-old victim walking outside of his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 25 when two men fatally punch and rob him. Photo credit NYPD

The man lies motionless on the sidewalk as the men rifle through his pockets and then walk away, video shows.

The man was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead five days later on May 30. He was identified as Victor Vega, whose address is listed as the location where he was killed.

The medical examiner later ruled Vega’s death a homicide, and police tracked down video of the suspects, who are still being sought.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Police are searching for two suspects in the deadly robbery on Lexington Avenue, near Nostrand Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the night of May 25
Police are searching for two suspects in the deadly robbery on Lexington Avenue, near Nostrand Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the night of May 25. Photo credit NYPD
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