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Bronx knifepoint mugging victim later dies of heart attack, case deemed homicide



A man robbed at knifepoint on a Bronx street had a heart attack and three weeks later died from it — and now his death has been deemed a homicide, police said Thursday.

The 47-year-old victim was mugged, along with a 39-year-old man, by a pair of crooks at Grand Concourse and E. Kingsbridge Road in Fordham about 1:45 a.m. Feb. 18, cops said.

The robbers, brandishing a knife, stole both men’s wallets before running off west on E. 193 St. towards Jerome Ave. with $110.

A short time later, the older victim went into cardiac arrest and was rushed by medics to Montefiore Medical Center in critical condition.

Eleven days after the mugging, the NYPD released surveillance footage of the suspects and asked the public’s help identifying them and tracking them down. No arrests have been made.

The victim never recovered from his heart attack and died on May 5. His name has not yet been released.

Because the heart attack was sparked by the mugging, his death has been deemed a homicide by the city Medical Examiner, police said Thursday.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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