A group of attackers beat a man in the East Village, stealing his phone and breaking his jaw, according to cops.
On Wed., Jan. 13, around 12:42 p.m., at First Ave. and E. Third St., a 29-year-old man was approached by a group of unidentified individuals, police said. They punched the victim multiple times in his body and also stomped on him after he was on the ground.
The attackers then snatched the victim’s cell phone and fled on E. Third St. — but not before a man in a light-blue tracksuit jumped off a car and gave him one final vicious punch in the face.
The victim suffered a fractured jaw and was removed by E.M.S. in stable condition to Bellevue Medical Center for treatment.
It was not immediately clear if the victim knew his attackers.
Police released surveillance-camera video from the incident.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are confidential.