Leslie Wilson has spent all of his 68 years in the Bronx and never been robbed — until now.
But on Jan. 2, Wilson, who works as a super, was jumped in his hallway as he unlocked the door to his apartment n E. 169th St. near Tinton Ave. by three masked men in a frightening attack caught on video.
“I’m trying to fight them off — but after I’m getting one, here come another one,” Wilson told the Daily News in an exclusive interview.
“They’re all on me and they’re telling me, ‘Don’t move! Don’t move!’ so I just laid there and I said, “What you want? My money? Just take the money.'”
They shoved him to the ground and pummeled him with their fists as he lay on his back flailing his legs and struggling wildly, the video shows.
“Give me the money,” one crook barked. “Don’t look at me.”
The creeps are still being sought.
A short time after the robbery, Wilson’s girlfriend called Wilson’s stolen cell phone. Her 25-year-old cousin answered — and when she asked questions claimed the phone belonged to him.
Wilson has told the cops he believes his girlfriend’s cousin was one of his attackers.
“If he needed something, he could have asked me,” Wilson said. “You didn’t have to do that.”
Cops released video of the attack Tuesday and asked the public’s help tracking the suspects down.
One was wearing all blue clothing, another a black puffy jacket and white pants and the third a gray sweatsuit. All three had clothing or a bandanna covering their faces.