Queens pawnshop owner succumbs to injuries weeks after being viciously beaten by thief

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The owner of a Queens' pawnshop died from severe blunt force trauma injuries weeks after a robbery suspect viciously beat him with a metal rod.

Arasb Shoughi, 60, was found in a pool of blood, badly beaten to the point that officers initially thought he was shot to the head.

He was in his Global Pawn Shop business on March 28 at around 1 p.m. when the suspected showed up in all-black clothes, a green Adidas baseball cap, and a face mask and started the massacre.

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  • Surveillance footage showed Shoughi fighting back his attacker while lying on the ground as the flurry of blows kept hitting his head and arms.

    The thief then ransacked the business before fleeing with stolen jewelry from the store. He remains at large, according to police.

    The suspect was described as a dark-haired man, with a medium build and complexion, standing around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing roughly 150 pounds.