2 in custody after group beats homeless men sleeping on Brooklyn street

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Two suspects are in custody after a group of people violently beat up men sleeping on a Brooklyn sidewalk and stole $5 from one victim.

The attack happened last Saturday around 6:45 a.m. in front of an auto repair shop near 60th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park.

Police say there were four sleeping victims in all between the ages of 41 to 61 years old. One man was left in critical condition due to severe head trauma. Two others were also hospitalized.

On Monday, police announced 25-year-old Aldolpho Romero is in custody for committing an unrelated robbery Saturday night in transit and 29-year-old Jesus Gualaldupe is in custody from Feb. 28 for an open container and giving a false name. Charges against both suspects are pending.

Authorities are still searching for two more suspects in the attack.

The men say the group has attacked them for several years now. The 42-year-old victim remains in critical condition on a ventilator. The other victims are expected to survive.

EMBED More News Videos

Police are searching for the group of people who violently beat up men sleeping on a Brooklyn sidewalk and stole $5 from one victim.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

* More Brooklyn news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2020 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.