The NYPD is distributing the above photo of two men suspected of robbing and assaulting a 43-year-old man in Brighton Beach.

On Friday, July 11, the two men came up behind the victim near 603 Brighton Beach Avenue just before 4:00 a.m., struck him in the head, pushed him to the ground and grabbed his cell phone before taking off, according to police.

The victim suffered minor injuries, but declined medical attention at the scene.

The 60th Precinct has reported 130 robberies in 2014 as of July 20. That’s a slightly more than 20 percent drop from the year before, when it was 164 robberies in the same time period. However, felony assaults have seen a more than 20 percent uptick, with 184 this year compared to last year. Misdemeanor assaults are also up, but less so. There have been 323 misdemeanor assaults, up from 307 in 2013, a 5.2 percent increase.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

Updated at 10:08 a.m. to add the location of the incident and that the victim declined medical attention.

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  • Pablo

    I think that the victim is a coward for coming forward. What kind of a man are that you cannot defend your own self. Women and children are a different story and should be protected at all costs. Men should stop wasting our precious law enforcement resources and should instead man-up

    • Horatio Caine, CSI Miami

      Pablo, interesting point of view. Nothing like a ”whiner” who gets jumped from behind and then complains about it.

      • bby

        Don’t feed the trolls. Pablo is just defending his own people. Maybe it’s a family business, during the day they push fruits and vegetables, and at night they rob people.

  • Slam them good

    I happy that there are out side cameras. . We need them on every pole or out side stores. They do a crime don’t let them out the next day . Keep them in jail for years teach them to go to work .imstead of robing from people and having the easy way out .