NYPD hunt for thug who ‘sucker-punched and killed’ a 61-year-old man in Brooklyn


NYPD hunt for two thugs after 61-year-old man is sucker-punched and killed while walking down Brooklyn street near his home: Police investigating possible drug robbery

  • Police said on May 25, Victor Vega, 61, was walking down a Brooklyn street when he encountered two unidentified men
  • At one point Vega is seen turning to the assailant who punches him in the face, knocking him unconscious
  • The attacker instantly starts searching Vega’s pockets, removing something and passing it to his accomplice
  • Police are investigating whether or not Vega was a victim of a drug robbery
  • They have ruled his death a homicide and continue to search for two suspects

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.

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Police said on May 25, Victor Vega, 61, was walking down a Brooklyn street along side two unidentified men when he was viscously punched in the face

Police said on May 25, Victor Vega, 61, was walking down a Brooklyn street along side two unidentified men when he was viscously punched in the face

Vega instantly falls on his back, with his lower half landing on the sidewalk while his top half lands on the street under a parked car

Vega instantly falls on his back, with his lower half landing on the sidewalk while his top half lands on the street under a parked car

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.

Police, who are investigating whether or not Vega was a victim of a drug robbery, have ruled his death a homicide and continue to search for the two suspects (one of the suspects pictured)

Police, who are investigating whether or not Vega was a victim of a drug robbery, have ruled his death a homicide and continue to search for the two suspects (one of the suspects pictured)

Vega's attacker instantly searched Vega's pockets, removing something and passing it to his accomplice (suspects pictured together)

Vega’s attacker instantly searched Vega’s pockets, removing something and passing it to his accomplice (suspects pictured together) 

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