Two brutes mugged an autistic teen in a disturbing caught-on-video assault in Decrease Manhattan final week, cops stated Saturday.
The 14-year-old sufferer was in entrance of the New York Metropolis Rescue Mission on Lafayette Road at round 11:30 a.m. when one of many assailants held him in opposition to a scaffolding pole whereas the opposite robbed him, based on authorities.
The callous pair struck the teenager within the face repeatedly, police stated.
Regardless of the sufferer’s cries and screams for assist, no bystanders got here to his help, cops stated.
The attackers swiped the sufferer’s jacket and his shoulder bag, which held his pockets, $four in money and his mobile phone, police stated.
The teenager was taken to New York-Presbyterian Decrease Manhattan Hospital with minor accidents.
Each suspects took off — however cops busted considered one of them, Charles Destefano, 35, on a theft cost greater than two hours later.
Destefano is probably going homeless, based on cops — who gave the mission handle as his residence.
The opposite attacker, a bearded man who wore a black hooded coat, a pink sweater, black pants and multi-colored sneakers, stays at giant.