On Sunday, a video captured an older adult being kicked and beaten during an attempted robbery in NYC. A 73-year-old man was shoved to the sidewalk and repeatedly kicked while he was down. The attack happened in Midtown Manhattan, NYPD said.
While purchasing lottery tickets inside a convenience store on Eighth Avenue near 40th Street around 10:50 a.m., police said a male suspect first targeted the victim. Cops said he approached the victim and tried to grab his wallet. The elderly victim managed to hold on to his property. The perpetrator is still at large.
Police said the victim left the store, but the suspect followed the older man and forcefully shoved him to the sidewalk after he crossed the street.
Survalennce footage, released by the NYPD, captured the moment the older adult, clad in a white hat and blue jacket, fell to the ground.
Video shows at least three mortified bystanders standing nearby, back away during the horrific attack.
The clip shows the suspect, dressed in a striped gray and white Nautica sweatshirt and black pants, towering over the man and kicking him multiple times as he tries to take the victim’s wallet.
After another man approaches the scene, the suspect gives up and walks away empty-handed, the video shows. The suspect fled into the subway entrance on the same corner, police said.
The suspect was shown hopping the turnstile by surveillance video from inside the station.
EMS took the victim to Bellevue Hospital, police said. He suffered pain, swelling, and an abrasion around his left eye.
The suspect is also wanted for a Feb. 14 arson at a Manhattan subway station; sources told the post. The sources added, he also has 31 prior arrests.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Those with information about the incident are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).