Brooklyn brutes sought for violently attacking two men at street corner

Harlem crime scene
File photo/Dean Moses

Brooklyn detectives need the public’s help in finding two brutes who violently attacked a pair of men hanging out at a street corner earlier this month.

The NYPD released on Saturday morning images of the perpetrators sought for the attack which occurred at 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the corner of Fulton Street and Shepherd Avenue in Cypress Hills.

Police said the two perpetrators were riding a moped traveling westbound on Fulton Street, and had stopped at the intersection when they engaged the two victims in a verbal dispute.

The words turned violent, law enforcement sources said, when the suspects hopped off their moped and walked over to confront the victims.

Authorities said one of the brutes produced a knife and began swinging it at the first victim, a 35-year-old man, slashing him multiple times in the back.

The other suspect, police reported, punched the second victim, a 51-year-old man, in the back of the head. The blow caused the victim to fall forward and strike his head against a metal fence, causing a severe head laceration.

Following the bloody assault, cops said, the brutes returned to their moped and sped away southbound along Shepherd Avenue.

The incident was reported to the 75th Precinct. The 35-year-old man refused medical attention at the scene, but the 51-year-old man wound up being rushed to Brookdale University Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police described the first suspect as a man with a dark complexion, a thin build and large black hair, who wore a black t-shirt, black pants and white sneakers. His cohort was described as a man with a dark complexion, a thin build and black hair, who wore a white tank top, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.