THE shocking moment a mugger appeared to stomp on the head of a victim, 68, before robbing him as he lay unconscious was captured on video.
The NYPD released footage of the brutal Saturday morning attack in Brooklyn and asked for the public's help in identifying the suspect.
The clip shows the thief approach the victim and begin to punch him repeatedly until he falls to the ground.
The suspect then appears to kick the man in the head as he lays on the sidewalk.
The victim is seen unresponsive in the footage as the suspect begins searching his pockets.
The suspect then rolls the unconscious man over to pick his back pockets.
Police said that the attack occurred at 9.05am near Pitkin Avenue and Barbey Street.
The victim suffered a broken wrist and nose, cops said.
The suspect, who was wearing a grey sweatshirt, sweatpants and a disposable mask, took off with the victim's cell phone and a silver necklace, according to the New York Post.
A $3,500 reward is being offered for any information on the suspect.
Some who commented on the NYPD's video were quick to blame the city's leaders for a spike in crime in New York City, including one police union.
"These are NYC streets!" the Detectives' Endowment Association tweeted.
"What used to be the safest big city sent back to the days of high crime due to failed laws that allow no consequences and embolden criminals.
"Politicians in Albany and City Hall need to step up now to fix their mistakes and keep New Yorkers safe."
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