CCTV:August 01/09.BRIDGETON Police here hope the release of a surveillance video will lead to the identification and arrests of two individuals responsible for the brutal beating and robbery of a 23-year-old man on Bank Street the night of Aug. 1.
The video shows two males attacking the victim, a North Pearl Street man, on the west side of the 100 block of Bank Street, just south of Irving Avenue. One of them swung a board or metal pipe, as if it was a baseball bat, and struck the victim in the head, knocking him unconscious.
"The video is helpful and we are in the process of having it enhanced, but that takes time and we wanted to get it out there and see if anyone can identify the suspects in the meantime," Bridgeton Police Det. Lt. Michael Gaimari said. "What's most disturbing is the violent nature of the incident, the suspects walking up and down the sidewalk, with the weapon in their hands, looking for a victim.
"Then, once they found one and knocked him unconscious, one of them stomped him."
The robbery occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m.
A Good Samaritan who lives across the street dragged the victim to her home and notified the authorities of what she had witnessed.
The 23-year-old victim was still unconscious when police and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene. He was treated at South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center, in Vineland, and released several days later.
The suspects are described by police as black males in their late teens or early 20s. One is thin and 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, and was wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts and black ankle boots. The other is 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, and was wearing a white T-shirt, jeans shorts and white sneakers.
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