Video: Man attacked from behind, punched into wall in violent North Philadelphia robbery

Surveillance video captured the moment a man was knocked unconscious, then robbed by two suspects on the streets of North Philadelphia earlier this month.

The 62-year-old victim was walking on 12th Street and Girard when he was approached from behind and punched in the face by one of the suspects.

He was "hit with such force" that he hit his head on a nearby wall and was knocked unconscious, according to authorities.


Police say the suspects stole his wallet and phone, then fled, leaving the critically injured man on the sidewalk.

The victim was treated for multiple face fractures and brain bleeding at a local hospital.

Residents in the neighborhood say they are disappointed that these crimes seem to be happening more often. One neighbor, who asked FOX 29 to keep her anonymous, says she has lived in the area her whole life, but she never thought it'd be as bad as it is now. 

"It is sad because I grew up in this neighborhood. You used to be able to walk around when you want, go get something to eat, anything. It's crazy, and it's getting worse," she said. "It was bad before, but it's getting worse."

Police are still looking for both suspects, and ask anyone with information to contact them.