2 needed grocers in Lengthy Seaside have been robbed and flogged with a gun in a video assault

Two men are wanted after they were seen on video robbing and beating a grocer in Moncton on Monday, police said.

The incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. on the 1400 block of Locust Avenue.

Moncton police found the victim with a minor injury on the ground and complained of pain. He was treated at the scene.

The victim said one of the men flogged and beaten him with a gun, and the men took his money and property, Officer Ivan Garcia told KTLA.

Additional officers responded to the scene to search for witnesses and evidence.

The ring surveillance video from a nearby house shows the men repeatedly beating the victim, who falls twice to the ground. The video shows a woman screaming and other people trying to scare the men off.

At some point one of the men points a gun at a woman who tries to stop her.

A woman who identified herself as the victim’s daughter said on Facebook that her father was selling corn when he was “jumped”. She said her father’s name was Bililfo Fernandez and shared photos of his injuries: a cut in his nose, bruises on his face and blood in the back of his head.

The family later set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his recovery. She said he had no health insurance. It had raised more than $ 44,000 in less than 24 hours.

A separate GoFundMe account, apparently set up by a witness, says the victim has been selling corn and shaved ice in the area for years.

“It is not fair for other people to come and do this to someone who is just trying to make money to support their family,” the post said. The GoFundMe had raised around $ 4,600 of its $ 5,000 goal by Tuesday afternoon before closing out of consideration for the family’s campaign.

The attackers were only described as black men in their twenties.

Correction: In a previous version of this post, the victim’s last name was misspelled. The post has been updated.

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