The suspects, who remained at large early Wednesday, got only one dollar from the victim, city police officials said.
The crime happened about 1:30 a.m. in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, authorities said.
One of the suspects was captured on video picking up a nearby trash receptacle with the apparent intention of striking the victim with it, police told WCBS-TV of New York City.
The beating began when the victim and a 29-year-old man walking with him were approached by the group, which demanded their property, WCBS-TV reported.
The 29-year-old also was attacked but reportedly refused medical attention, the station reported.
Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or visit the website www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
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