A 54-year-old bodega worker on Staten Island was repeatedly bashed in the head with a glass bottle and choked unconscious by a robber who took as much as $3,000 from the register and ran off, authorities said Wednesday.
According to police, the attacker walked into the Victory Boulevard store around 5 a.m. Tuesday and started beating up the worker, Abdul Majeed. First, he hit Majeed a few times with the bottle, then threw him into the ground and choked him until he blacked out, police say.
Majeed, a father of two, was seen on video fighting for his life as his blood smeared across hit attacker's clothes.
The man didn't regain consciousness until the suspect was gone. He sought assistance and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for head lacerations.
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Authorities released surveillance footage of the struggle. The suspect was seen in a baby blue hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.