A 73-year-old man was shoved to the sidewalk and repeatedly kicked whereas he was down throughout a caught-on-camera tried theft in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday morning, NYPD mentioned.
The aged sufferer was first focused by a male suspect whereas shopping for lottery tickets inside a comfort retailer on Eighth Avenue close to fortieth Avenue round 10:50 a.m., police mentioned.
The brute approached the sufferer and tried to seize his pockets, cops mentioned, however the aged man managed to carry onto his property.
The sufferer then left the shop — however was adopted by the suspect who forcefully shoved the person to the sidewalk after he crossed the road, police mentioned.
Surveillance footage launched by the NYPD reveals the second the sufferer, sporting a white hat and blue jacket, plunged to the bottom.
At the least three horrified bystanders who have been standing close by on the sidewalk backed away through the vicious assault, video reveals.
The suspect, in a striped grey and white Nautica sweatshirt and black pants, then towers over the person and kicks him a number of instances as he tries to take the sufferer’s pockets, the clip reveals.
The suspect relents and walks away empty-handed after one other man approaches the scene, video reveals. Police mentioned the suspect fled into the subway entrance on the identical nook.
Surveillance video from contained in the station reveals the suspect hopping the turnstile.
Police mentioned the sufferer was taken by EMS to Bellevue Hospital. He suffered ache, swelling and an abrasion round his left eye.
Police are asking for the general public’s help in figuring out the suspect. These with details about the incident are requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).