LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Two men are being sought after being seen on video robbing and beating a food vendor in Long Beach on Monday, police said. The incident occurred about 4:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of Locust Avenue.
The victim said one of the men pistol-whipped and punched him and the men took his cash and property, Long Beach Police Officer Ivan Garcia told KTLA.
Ring surveillance video from a nearby home shows the men repeatedly hitting the victim, who falls to the ground twice. A woman can be heard screaming in the video, and other people are heard trying to deter the men. At one point, one of the men points a gun at a woman trying to stop them. The assailants were only described as being Black men in their 20s.
A woman who described 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 is Bililfo Hernandez and shared photos of his injuries: a cut to his nose, bruising on his face and blood on the back of his head.