83-year-old man attacked and robbed outside senior center in Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The NYPD is on the lookout for a suspect who robbed an elderly man on Monday in Brooklyn.

The incident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. just outside a senior center on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Police say that the suspect began arguing with an 83-year-old man who was standing outside.

The unidentified individual then punched the victim in the head, stole a cellphone from his pocket, and got away.

The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

Police describe the individual as being approximately 65-years-old, 6'0" tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a multicolor winter knit hat, a black coat with light colored sleeves, black pants, and tan boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477, submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text any tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.