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New York homeless man arrested for beating up and robbing Good Samaritan of nearly $1,500⁠ (video)

New York homeless man arrested for beating up and robbing Good Samaritan of nearly $1,500? (video)

Surveillance video shows a homeless man attacking and robbing a Good Samaritan who tried to cover him with his coat.

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The incident happened on Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, on a Midtown sidewalk in New York.

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A 59-year-old man, while walking along the road, saw Xavier Israel, 25, who was laying on a sidewalk in front of 476 5th Ave.?

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The victim tries covering Israel with his jacket but Israel leaps to his feet and attacks the Good Samaritan then steals his wallet from his pocket.

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Further into the video, you can see the victim tries in vain to grab his wallet, but the suspect hits him and throws him to the ground.?

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Police arrested Israel shortly after he fled the scene on West 41st St. and 5th Ave.

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They recovered nearly $1,500 from Israel after witnesses told them he stuffed cash inside his pants.?

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According to sources, Israel was charged with assault, robbery, and grand larceny.?

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Watch the attack in the video below.

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