Moment pedestrian is knocked down by motorist - then robbed as they lay in critical condition on road 3 weeks ago

Moment pedestrian is knocked down by motorist - then robbed as they lay in critical condition on road

The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition

Horrifying CCTV shows the moment a man is hit by a car and then robbed as he lay fighting for his life on the ground.

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The unnamed victim, believed to be 39, was walking on 898 East 169th Street in the Bronx on Saturday when he was propelled into the air after being struck by a vehicle.

Two men are then seen exiting the vehicle and emptying the victim's pockets of his belongings.

After returning to the car, the two men and the driver fled "to parts unknown", police said.

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The injured man was rushed to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition, reports the New York Post.

One of the wanted men is described as having a dark complexion, Afro hair, and of thin build and was least seen wearing black trousers and sneakers and a hoodie. The second man was similarly described, but was wearing light-coloured sweatpants, a black hoodie and sneakers.

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A third man stayed in the car during the robbery but was described by police as a "male, dark complexion, thin build, short hair." He was also wearing dark pants and a light-coloured hoodie.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). People can also submit information via the Crime Stoppers website. You can also contact them via Twitter.

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