NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Bronx man said he thought he was a goner when he was violently attacked and robbed in the lobby of his apartment building.
It happened just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Intervale Avenue in Longwood.
- Police: Man, Woman Sought In Violent Bronx Attack, Robbery
- 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports
Subryan Banggaroo, 60, was coming home from work when police said a man followed him into the building, placed him in a chokehold and then stabbed him repeatedly as a female accomplice acted as a lookout.
The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.
“I had no idea someone was behind me, it happened so fast,” he told CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang. “He locked me up, I couldn’t breathe, I just dropped.”
Banggaroo said he was stabbed in the back, chest and hip.
Subryan Banggaroo (credit: CBS 2)
“I thought I was going to die,” he said. “I said ‘it’s over for me, it’s over, that’s it.”
The male suspect then stole Banggaroo’s cell phone and the pair took off, police said.
Banggaroo was taken to the hospital and is recovering. He said from now on, he’ll be more aware of his surroundings.
“I’m very, very angry,” he told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones. “There’s no reason for this. If somebody hurts you like that, an innocent man like me, it’s not right.”
Two suspects who police say are wanted in a violent attack and robbery in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)
Police did not provide a description of the suspects, but they were also seen together on additional surveillance video.
Banggaroo is pleading for tips to help catch the couple. “If you see something, say something, so it won’t happen to anyone else.”
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Source: CBS local New York