Woman repeatedly punched in violent Bronx robbery

Authorities are searching for two individuals involved in a violent robbery in the Bronx. Police say one of the victims was repeatedly punched by a man inside the Happy Land Buffet restaurant Thursday.

Police say a 26-year-old woman and her friend were approached by a woman seen on the video wearing pink shorts. That’s when they got into an argument, and police say the 26-year-old victim was punched in the face.

Minutes later a man is captured on video walking into the restaurant along Jerome Avenue just before 12pm. He starts punching the 26-year-old victim in the face and body. 

A woman tries to intervene but the man turns around and punches her as well. The man took off with one of the victim’s cellphone.