Man May Lose Eye After Robbery, Brass Knuckles Beating

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Thursday, May 30, 2013  |  Updated 5:41 PM EDT
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Philadelphia Police are searching for two men after a man is beaten and robbed in a North Philadelphia restaurant.

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Philadelphia Police are searching for two men after a man is beaten and robbed in a North Philadelphia restaurant.

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A man may lose his eye after he was severely beaten during a early morning robbery at a North Philadelphia restaurant.

The attack and robbery happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Nam Chang Restaurant at 2136 West Oxford Avenue, according to Philadelphia Police.

A surveillance camera captured the 26-year-old man waiting at the eatery's service window, when another man decks him in right side of the head.

Police say the suspect appeared to be wearing brass knuckles.

After falling to the floor, the suspect punches and kicks the victim several more times before stealing an unknown amount of cash from his pocket and leaving.

However, police say, the attack didn't end there. The suspect came back into the restaurant and kicked the man several more times.

Police say the suspect and an accomplice, also a man, fled the scene in a white or silver 4-door vehicle.

The victim was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital with a broken nose, orbital socket, nasal passage and lacerations. Police say doctors believe the man will lose his right eye as a result of the beating.

The first suspect is described as a 18-25 years old with a short beard and wearing a blue "Nike" hoodie. The second suspect is described as a 25-30 years old with a stocky build, short afro and wearing a black puffy jacket with a white hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police at 215.686.8477 or text PPD TIP to 773847.

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