Man, 55, brutally crushed outdoors NYC deli dies of accidents: cops

Man, 55, brutally crushed outdoors NYC deli dies of accidents: cops

The 55-year-old man who was knocked unconscious throughout a brutal mugging outdoors a Brooklyn deli died of his accidents this week, in response to police sources and his grieving household. 

John Sarquiz was standing outdoors Dean Mini Market on thirteenth Avenue close to 73rd Street in Dyker Heights round 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when a person punched him from behind, inflicting him to fall to the bottom and hit his head, authorities and sources mentioned. 

The assailant then continued attacking Sarquiz, kicking him within the head earlier than robbing him, police mentioned. 

“He was hit within the head from behind and fell to the ground, after which was [repeatedly] kicked within the head and crushed, and his cash and his jewellery have been stolen,” his heartbroken youngest sister, Christina Sarquiz, advised The Post on Tuesday.

The suspect ran off, heading south on thirteenth Avenue, cops mentioned. 

John, who suffered “critical accidents,” was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, the place his prognosis was “extraordinarily grim” and he was taken off life assist Monday.

John Sarquiz, 55 (seen right here along with his mom), was taken off life assist Monday, 5 days after the brutal beating.
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“However, with the assistance of our parish priest, we have been capable of perceive that the 5 days that we had him alive however unconscious have been a present from God,” his sister mentioned by means of tears. “And we have been grateful to have that point to have the ability to spend it with him and say our goodbyes.”

John was “particularly devoted to his mom,” and cared for her ever since his father handed away in 2014, Christina mentioned.

In addition to Christina, he left behind two different sisters.

“We’re fully devastated,” she mentioned. “We have been completely shocked after we heard that one thing had occurred to him.

“And I don’t assume we’ve been out of shock since. My mom is powerful, however extraordinarily wounded by this.”

John was a fan of the New York Rangers and the Mets, and beloved music — particularly Pink Floyd, whose songs the household performed throughout his bedside vigil on the hospital. 

John lived in Dyker Heights and was “very well-known in many of the institutions on thirteenth Avenue,” his sister mentioned. 

The scene outside outside Dean Mini Market after the Wednesday night mugging.

The ruthless attacker allegedly kicked Sarquiz whereas he was on the bottom.

“He simply had mates, you understand, easy individuals who simply hang around and play lotto,” she added.

Authorities are nonetheless in search of the suspect, who wore a grey sweatshirt, gentle blue denims, a lightweight blue cap and black and white sneakers on the time of the mugging, cops mentioned. 

The sufferer’s sister mentioned she has been advised that the suspect “is thought within the neighborhood.”

“We’ve additionally discovered that this particular person has a file and has been out and in of jail,” she mentioned.

“And in our devastation, we’re deeply upset in why society lets recovering criminals out on the streets free to inflict extra injury.”

A police officer stands in the doorway of Dean Mini Market, behind crime scene tape.
No arrests had been made by Tuesday.

She mentioned she’s observed a latest downturn within the notoriously protected neighborhood.

“We simply see an increasing number of individuals who appear to have psychological points and dependancy on this neighborhood than ever earlier than,” she mentioned.

“There’s positively a decline — like a marked decline in security on this neighborhood.”



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