Police: Man sucker-punched on Joralemon Street

Police have released dramatic footage of what they say is a brute sucker-punching a senior citizen on Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights on July 6.

The 65-year-old victim was walking along the thoroughfare between Garden Place and Henry Street at around 11:15 when three guys and a woman walked past, and one of the men abruptly socked the gent in the face, breaking his glasses, cutting his left ye, and sending him toppling over a garden fence, according to police and the video.

The assailant and his pals kept walking, and the guy later went to hospital for his injuries.

Police describe the attacker as around 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds.

Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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