"My head hurts in every part," said Hernandez.
Hernandez was attacked a week ago on Sunday at 12:30 in the afternoon. He was the latest of several young and middle-aged Hispanic men to be attacked and in some cases, robbed in recent months. There have been at least five assaults since January. '
Most of the assaults remain unsolved, mainly because police have only vague descriptions of the thieves.
"We definitely want to fix it," said Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.
Since Friday's report, Eyewitness News viewers have offered to help Hernandez, who is a mechanic and a day laborer who supports a wife and three children in Guatemala.
"I don't know why they did this to me - it had to happen to me," said Hernandez.
HOW TO HELP:
The funds to help Hernandez are being managed by Sister Margaret Smyth and The North Fork Spanish Apostolate (NFSA).
Their address is:
220 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
NSFA does outreach to the immigrant community in Eastern Long Island. If you wish your contribution to go, specifically, to Andres Hernandez be sure to specify that along with your check.
You can reach NFSA at 631-369-4601 or 631-369-0337