WATCH: NYC store owner beaten, knocked to ground by pair of robbers

NYC store owner beaten, knocked to ground by pair of robbers

Posted For: Willie Wonka

Disturbing new video captures the moment a Bronx candy store owner was beaten and knocked to the ground when he tried to stop a pair of robbers.

The 67-year-old victim was inside his shop on Morris Avenue near East 163rd Street in Morrisania around 5 p.m. Thursday when two suspects tried to swipe some items, authorities said.

The owner tried to stop the pair – prompting them to repeatedly punch and kick him, cops said

Footage released late Thursday shows the victim following one of the suspects on the sidewalk outside the store and trying to grab something from his hands.

Then the second suspect approached from behind and knocked the victim to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the pavement.

The duo can be seen running away from the scene, and cops are still looking to track them down.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a serious head injury, police said.

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