VIDEO: Man, 68, tripped to ground, beaten in Bronx robbery; suspect sought


NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A 68-year-old man was tripped to the ground and pummeled during a robbery on a Bronx street last week, police said Monday as they released surveillance video of a suspect in the attack.

NYPD video shows the victim being knocked down by a man near Westchester and Evergreen avenues in the Soundview section around 1:20 a.m. last Thursday morning.

The man then punches the victim repeatedly as the two get into a struggle on the sidewalk, video shows.

The thief ultimately grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled away on foot, police said.

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The victim suffered pain and bruises to his face and was treated at the scene by EMS, according to police.

Police said the wallet contained $70 and the victim’s ID.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.