The tech executive who was brutally beaten by a furious bikers in front of his wife and daughter was attacked by a gang six men who stomped on his head and body as he tried to crawl away, it has been revealed.
The NYPD have arrested two men and are seeking the identity of a third in connection with the broad daylight, but new cell phone video reveals there are even more suspects from last Sunday’s incident in Manhattan.
Robert Sims, 35, who turned himself in on Friday, is accused of being one of them men who stomped Alexian Lien after mobbing his black Range Rover.
Also charged is Reginald Chance, 38, who is allegedly the biker seen bashing out Lien’s car window with his helmet in a viral video filmed by a fellow rider.
The New York Post reports that police are looking for up to six suspects in Lien’s assault. The six-on-one beating left Lien hospitalized and terrified his young daughter and wife, who were in the SUV.
An NYPD spokesman declined to comment Saturday evening as the unidentified person of interest’s involvement in the attack.
Both Mr Chance and Mr Sims have been charged with attempted assault, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the New York Post.
Mr Sims was seen on video stomping on the defenseless father’s head, as well as punching and kicking him, prosecutors say. Mr Lien suffered two black eyes, as well as cuts on his face requiring stitches, according to a criminal complaint.
‘The defendant is clearly seen stomping on [Lien’s] head,’ assistant district attorney Joshua Steinglass told Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Diana Boyar during Saturday arraignment. A staggering $100,000 cash bail was set.
Both men have lengthy criminal records, with Mr Chance’s rap sheet showing 21 arrests for a litany of crimes including felony drug, robbery and weapons charges. Mr Sims’ criminal past includes car theft, drug and weapons possession charges – including for a samurai sword.