2 accused of beating man for cellphone in the Bronx

Two suspects are accused of beating a man for his cellphone on a Bronx sidewalk.

Two suspects are accused of beating a man for his cellphone on a Bronx sidewalk. (1/18/17)

THE BRONX - Two suspects are accused of beating a 54-year-old man for his cellphone on a Bronx sidewalk.

The incident happened on Dec. 30, in front of 1500 Boone Ave. at 4:40 p.m.

Two men are seen approaching a 54-year-old man on surveillance video, grabbing him from behind and dragging him to the ground. 

They punch the man repeatedly before grabbing his cellphone from his hand and running away, police say. 

The 54-year-old man suffered only minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.

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

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