Brute Beats Elderly Man, Steals Cane at East Broadway Bodega
A mugger punched an 82-year-old man in the head and stole his cane at a Lower East Side bodega earlier this week.
The elderly victim was inside the Big Apple Food Market on Clinton Street, near East Broadway, at around 6:20am this past Wednesday. As the man was buying a cup of coffee, a stranger walked up to him and demanded money, police said.
When the victim refused, the suspect raised his fist and threatened to punch the senior and steal his cane if he didn’t open his wallet. The senior held firm, prompting the brute to punch him in the side of the head and grab his cane. Surveillance footage from the scene shows the whole incident, which ended with the 82-year-old on the ground and the attacker fleeing.
Police describe the assailant as a man in his 30s with a partially bald head and dark complexion. He was last seen donning a black jacket, black pants, and black sneakers.