Police are searching for a teen suspect who they said violently robbed a 79-year-old man in Bronx.
It happened around 7:15 p.m. last Thursday at an apartment building near Bainbridge Avenue and Dekalb Avenue.
Police said the suspect, who is between the ages of 16 and 18, walked up behind the man in the lobby of the building, put him a headlock and threw him to the ground.
The teen then punched the man in the face and body and then took off with the man’s wallet and cellphone, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.