New York driver hits a man before passengers in the car rob him

A man was thrown into the air after being hit by a car.  The occupants of the car reportedly stole it.

A man was thrown into the air after being hit by a car. The occupants of the car reportedly stole it (Images: NYPD)

The New York City Police Department is searching for three people involved in a brutal hit-and-run robbery that took place in the Bronx early Sunday morning.

Dramatic video footage of the attack shows a man running down the street at around 6:40 a.m. when a car makes a sharp turn, launching him into the air. The victim, an unnamed 39-year-old man, was almost to the crosswalk when the car rounded a corner and crashed into him.

The video shows that the force of the car sent the man spinning through the air before he hit the ground. He can then be seen lying motionless on the sidewalk at the intersection of East 169th Street and Interval Avenue.

In the images you can see two people running towards the victim, who remains motionless on the sidewalk, and robbing him.

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the people depicted in connection with a robbery (Image: NYPD)

The first suspect ran out of the car and grabbed some of the victim’s things and fled. A short time later, a second person ran over and began searching for the victim’s body, at one point even flipping him onto his back to better grab the things from him.

An angle of the video shows the car parked nearby, with one of the suspects still inside, as the alleged robbery took place.

The suspects eventually fled the area, but not after running back to the victim a second time to check his wallet.

A coworker of the unidentified victim said the man was on his way to open a store in the Morrisania section of the Bronx when the assault occurred, according to CBS News.

It is unclear if the victim was the target of the attack (Image: NYPD)

The victim suffered serious bodily trauma and was said to be in critical condition on Sunday.

The NYPD is still searching for the suspects. It is unclear if the attack was targeted.

‘WANTED for THEFT: Do you know these guys? On 7/23/22 at approx. At 6:40 a.m., off 898 E 169 St in the Bronx, the suspects struck a 39-year-old man with a car and then proceeded to forcibly take property from him,” the NYPD tweeted.

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

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