The thieves used Kenneth Wong's credit card for a $200 feast a ta nearby McDonald's

Police in New York are searching for five thieves who attacked and robbed an Asian man

NY Daily News reports that an Asian man was attacked and robbed on the street in Brooklyn.

Kenneth Wong was jumped by five men at 5pm on Friday on Chestnut St. near Glenmore Ave.

Wong, 38, is a government employee and is a father of two.

Surveillance footage shows the group approaching Wong from behind. One thug slashes him on the side of his face. Another punches him in the face, causing Wong to fall to the ground.

Another then stomps on Wong’s head before the group go through his pockets and run off with his wallet. His wallet had $20, credit cards and his driver’s license.

The group of thugs used his credit card to buy a $200 feast at a nearby McDonald’s and spent $7 at a Dunkin’ Donuts. They also used his card at a deli and grocery store.

Wong rises with a bloody face as he is seen staggering away. He suffered a broken nose and a deep cut that reached his skull. Wong was hospitalized and received 35 stitches and 16 staples in his head.

“I was on my way from work, I just was going back to my house and the next thing you know, these guys came right up beside me and decided to attack me and stole my wallet,” Wong said.

“It was traumatizing to say the least,” he continued. “It was surreal that (the cut) was really deep. I guess I should say I’m lucky that I’m still alive but still I’m in pain.

“I was thinking if I will live to see my kids,” he added. “This hopefully is a freak occurrence. I’ve been in the neighborhood for over a year and it seems pretty safe overall.”

“The boys went for a binge at McDonald. It’s just funny how these boys are going about life. They filled up their stomachs, all right.”

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the attackers described as:

  • Individual #1: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and tan pants.
  • Individual #2: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with dark pants.
  • Individual #3: a male Hispanic, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
  • Individual #4: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and blue pants. Individual #5: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a purple hoodie and tan pants.
  • Individual #1: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and tan pants. Individual #2: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with dark pants.
  • Individual #3: a male Hispanic, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
  • Individual #4: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and blue pants.
  • Individual #5: a male Black, late teens or early 20’s, he was last seen wearing a purple hoodie and tan pants. (DCPI)

All five are believed to be in their late teens or early 20s.

“I’d rather have these guys apprehended so they’re not in the neighborhood and everyone’s safer,” Wong said. “It’s traumatizing watching (the footage), watching myself getting hit like that, but if it helps the greater community … I just care about other people’s safety.”

If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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