Surveillance video shows suspect beating, robbing man

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Police have released surveillance video of a man accused of beating and robbing a man in the Bronx.

The incident happened on May 10, in the 1200 block of Wheeler Avenue just before 8 a.m.

Video shows the suspect hitting the 49-year-old man before dragging him to the ground, punching him, and stealing his wallet, police say.

People can be seen walking pass the suspect who continues to pummel the victim with punches as the victims is lying on the sidewalk.

The man was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, police say.

Police say the two men got into a verbal dispute before the incident escalated into a physical altercation.

The suspect is described as being 5' 7'' tall, weighing 185 pounds and around 40-years-old.

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

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