Men in Their 70s Attacked in Two Incidents

Police are looking for suspects in two recent crimes on the Upper West Side in which septuagenarians were attacked.


Surveillance image of the man wanted for the first attack.

In the first instance, a 74-year-old man was randomly sucker-punched on the 1 train, police said. The police description of the crime is below:

“It was reported to police that on Sunday January 19, 2020, at approximately 7:15 p.m. hours, inside of a moving southbound “1” train, the individual punched the 74-year-old male victim in the face without provocation. When the train arrived at the 72 Street station, the individual walked off the train and fled out to the street area. The victim suffered a bloody nose and bruising to the face; he was treated at the scene by EMS.

The individual is described as a male, black, 25 to 35 years old, 5’8″ to 5’9″, 170lbs, with a mustache; last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants.”


The suspect in the second incident.

In the second instance, a man was attacked in a robbery.

“It was reported to the police that on January 20, 2020 at 3:45 a.m. a 72 year-old male was walking past 309 West 109 Street when the individual approached him and shoved him to the ground.  Once on the floor, the individual removed the victim’s iPhone 11 from his jacket pocket.  The individual began to leave the scene, but returned and knocked the victim down to the ground a second time where he then removed the cash from the victim’s his wallet and fled the scene. The victim suffered a broken finger and a black eye.”

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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