Elderly NYC Couple Viciously Attacked, Robbed Of $18

Son Saves The Day But Only After Getting Beaten Up, Too

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/CBS 2/AP) — Police on Staten Island are looking for a man and woman robbery team that viciously attacked an elderly couple as they were entering their home on Sunday night.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reports from the Tompkinsville section is the borough, it was the victims’ son who put an end to the beatings.

Joseph Naimo tells 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that if his son hadn’t stepped in the attackers would’ve killed him and his wife

Joseph Naimo, 81, and his son, Rocco, were recovering Wednesday night from the beatings they received. Joseph’s wife, however, took the worst of the attack.

“They beat her up bad. They beat her up bad. They beat her up very bad,” Joseph said.

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Variety Store and residence of the Naimos who were mugged for $18 (Photo/Juliet Papa)

Linda Naimo, 74, is hospitalized with a broken nose, broken jaw and fractured skull, police told Police told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.

Joseph Naimo, who had celebrated his birthday earlier in the day, suffered only cuts and bruises, but his 49-year-old son was visibly hurt, at the hands of the male and female robbery duo, suffering a gash above his left eye, which was also blackened.

The incident happened outside the building they own on Victory Boulevard, where they’ve operated a variety store for 40 years. They’d just closed the store and were entering the door to their apartment up above, when suddenly they were attacked from behind.

“The male kept on punching us, never stopped,” Joseph Naimo told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa. “Then when he stopped he just kept on saying, ‘Give me the money.’

“So, I took out a wallet with business cards and he reached in my pocket and took out $18,” he said.

Their son, who was upstairs, heard screaming, ran down and attempted to fight off the two intruders.

“I tried to get involved and tried to stop it. They started beating me up,” Rocco Naimo said. “They punched me continuously and hurt me.”

As for the two thugs who ran off, there were only vague descriptions. Joseph described the female assailant as “short and a little plump,” and that she wore a fur-trimmed hoody. The man was said to be around 6-feet tall.

“He’s an animal. That’s all I have to say. If it wasn’t for my son, I think he would have killed the two of us, for nothing,” Joseph Naimo said.

A police source told Slattery detectives have very little to go on, which is why they’re asking anyone who may know anything, to come forward.

Linda Naimo is being treated in an intensive care unit, in critical condition.

There is a $ 12,000 dollar reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspects.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

Does this story annoy you to know end? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Maggie Fanelli

    Maybe the female perp is the same one who beat up that old lady at the subway station and took her purse.

  • max

    When we stop paying welfare queens for having babies without husbands the problem will solve itself.

    • Donna

      I don’t see that ever happening especially with the present occupants of the white house….

    • Jerry

      Kentucky just passed a law that if you get welfare you must pass a drug test :) I don’t live in Kentucky but I like that law get these dope snorting crack smoking pill poppers off my taxes

      God please help our Country we are going down fast

    • ed

      Maybe a program offering a one time check for voluntary sterilization. Just enough to buy a few days worth of crack would likely be all you need to offer.

  • frank

    That is why I carry – legally

  • SteveAZ

    Sorry, but if you insist upon living in a sewer called, NYC, then………..expect attacks. My grandfather worked his ass off to move farther and farther away from NYC. He was smart. The victims in this story are thick-headed. If they recover, they’ll, no doubt, praise NYC.

    • jessestone

      I’ll take NYC anyday over the desert pit called AZ

      • Donna

        You are one of the ignoramouses Steve was just referring to…

      • SteveAZ

        ………….and thank GOD for that, jessestone!!! We don’t want you here!!! Now, go video a brawl in the subway, or crazy NYC folks calling each other “Mutha #@#%er”.

      • Seairail

        And just how thick is your cranium? Obviously a graduate on The NYC School System. Homer Simpson High perhaps?

      • pointman

        You would pick NYC only because you have never been to Arizona. Go there and you will wonder what you ever saw in NY.

      • ed

        Good, when YOU are a crime victim I will be sitting here, safe and able to carry, in AZ laughing.

    • David Arbogast

      Sounds like Detroit’s population of millions flight. Sad all around. But not surprising. I just returned from a trip to Eastern Europe. We flew into JFK and had to cab over to LaGuardia. Talk about a dirty third world country (NYC) with rude inefficient airline people/facilities. It made Detroit look as good as Europe – East and West :-D

      • DUDE

        wow you really love AZ, funny how so many people are leaving your state for places like NYC….I wonder why?

    • jackg

      steve, i live in NYC, because there aren’t many jobs that pay 300,000/year elsewhere.

      • Donna

        That is why the state is going bankrupt….

      • SteveAZ

        $300,000 per year job in NYC of which NYC taxes/confiscates …………..how much?

      • cjk

        So you’re a member of a public employee union then.

      • George Plemons

        There aren’t to many states that will take 250,000 a year from you in taxes but hey you do what you think is best…lol

      • Michael H.

        Steve, George,

        Somebody living in NYC with a $300,000 salary will take home a little more than $166,000. By contrast, somebody living in Texas, where there is no state income tax (i have no data on local tax, for instance if you live in Austin vs. living in a rural town), will bring home around $199,800. That’s a difference of around 10% of your gross.

      • ed

        Yeah, you are making 300k a year……………….sure you are.

    • exibanker

      True.., we should move to Arizona and get SHOT IN THE HEAD BY A WHACK JOB!!!!!

    • Frank White

      Oh, wonderful Arizona, where some maniac shot a congresswoman and killed a nine year old girl? Yep, nothing bad ever happens where you live. What’s with you out of state weirdos trolling NYC message boards to tell everyone what a sewer NYC is and how wonderful it is where you live? If it’s so wonderful, go out and enjoy it. Get a life freak.

  • smithandwesson

    If these thugs would have robbed my grandpa… they would be in the NYC morgue. My advice is to buy a gun and know how to use it. You can not only save your life, but the lives of innocent others. The thugs have their guns… so you should have yours.

  • Fred

    A good argument for concealed weaapons isin’t it?????

  • bob

    I hope these pathetic creatures get burnt alive or at least skinned alive .

    • heatherfeather

      Martial Law!! Martial Law!!

  • Kevin

    This story is so unfairly reported. How were the robbers to know they were beating the elderly people over only 18 dollars? For all they knew, they had thousands in cash on them. We need to be more civil.

    • smithandwesson

      More civil? Since when was it ok to beat two old people over $$$. WHO GIVES A FLYING POO HOW MUCH THEY HAD. “Those poor people… oh… I was talking about the robbers. I hope they send them to Texas and hang ’em high!!!!!!!

    • Concerned


    • John


    • Suzan

      So if they had a few grand on them that would have made it O.K.? WE don’t need to be more civil, YOU need to grow a brain cell…what a STOOOOOPID thing to say!

    • LPB

      I agree with Kevin.

      We shouldn’t rush to judgement until we know all the facts. These people (please don’t call them perpetrators) may have been hungry, or maybe they had a cable bill to pay.

      It could all have been a misundrstanding; did you ever think maybe they were trying to give the Naimos some money and didn’t speak English well enough (because the gov’t hasn’t made enough of an effort to teach them) to let them know what was happening?

      And anyway, even if society has forced them to steal, everyne deserves a 25th chance to start over and become a productive member of society.

      • cjk

        I dunno, only 25 chances? Are you some kind of tea-partying right wing fascist?

    • BluKnight

      You’ve got to be kidding, right? How about being concerned for the victims and getting the dirtbags off the street. Wow!

      • David

        Kevin is being sarcastic, ya bunch of morons.

      • 2nd grade reading level

        If you can’t understand sarcasm, maybe you shouldn’t be voting. Wait, that’s sarcasm, here it is literally: IF YOU THINK KEVIN WAS SERIOUS YOU ARE TOO DUMB TO VOTE, PLEASE DON’T.

      • ed

        Cannot recognize sarcasm very well at all, huh moron?

    • Joe

      WOW! a Democrat said and I quote

      “This story is so unfairly reported. How were the robbers to know they were beating the elderly people over only 18 dollars? For all they knew, they had thousands in cash on them. We need to be more civil.”


    • Cojo

      Good one.
      S&W, Concerned, Suzan, Blu Knight. don’t get it.
      Too bad

    • pointman

      So Kevin, it would have been OK if they had beaten for a few thousand dollars? What a moron you are. The crooks are not part of civilized society and should be dealt with severely. You obviously have never been mugged.

    • exibanker

      LMFAO!!!!!! True dat bro!

  • Juan

    To bad one of the Old Folk didn’t have a firearm, that’s right only bad Guys/Gals have them in NYC. TICK TOCK TICK TOCK. Better do something soon. Time is running out. I feel very sorry for these people. They need something to protect themselfs. If you Outlaw guns only Outlaws will have them. They don’t really care about the law. ~~~~ They beat old people. ~~~~

  • zombierocket

    Well, at least the robbers weren’t throwing their feces…

  • John

    this sounds just like what Obamacare is doing to Medicare… robbing old people for chump change.

    • heatherfeather


  • Early

    New York is a safe place to live. The Major says so.

  • Ben

    lol……………sadly yes, its everywhere…………

  • Thomas in Newport

    (“When will these people stop acting like animals?”) When will they have to? When will the government give them reason to act like part of a civilized society? At this time they receive everything for free and they have been raised to think they are entitled to it. They have been told it is their “right” to not have to work and produce. And NO I am not pointing at any racial group. Over 50% of the people on welfare and food stamps are “white” (of European heritage and ancestry).

    (“When will the fathers stay home with their children?”) Why would they if the mothers get more money if the father is not there? And there is a male in the house, just not the same one each night. It may change if they start demanding DNA from the child to identify the father and require him to make support payments. Then they deduct the support payments from the welfare the breeder receives.

    This is what the welfare / great society movement has brought to the minority and poor working class “white”. It was an action taken to destroy he minority buy making them dependent on the government to survive.

    And yes I do support the 2nd Amendment and thin any state that outlaws the right to own a firearm is going against the contract they signed (The Constitution of the United States of America) to form this country . People in NY and other places need to remember the old saying “better tried by 12 then carried by 6”.

    • Logical1

      The government needs to stop givivng . They need to require you to act civilized or be removed from society permanently…Maybe commrade obama could send them to commrade chavez….

    • Albert Jensen

      It is sad to see replies like your’s. Like most republicans you can only talk and promise but never have a solution. First define the State of the Union. So-called Conservatives who demand they pay little or no taxes while watching America’s infrastructure fall apart and close down factories and send all the jobs to foreign countries and when a person who was laid off because the jobs are now gone run out of unemployment benefits and are unable to find a new job because in fact there is no more jobs you cut off and refuse to extend their benefits any further. If we don’t go back to tariff’s and transaction fees for internet purchases and raise the taxes America is simply toast.

      • MDWhite

        The “State of the union” is a concise report on the issues, problems and challenges facing the nation and a clear, concise outline of how those issues have been and will be addressed. How’s that?

        You want solutions? How about these for starters…

        Solution: stop spending on frivolous programs and projects.
        Solution: grasp the unavoidable fact that that excessive taxes never made a country great.
        Solution: understand that you can’t spend your way to prosperity.
        Solution: realize that if you’re in a hole, you won’t get out by digging it deeper.
        Solution: recognize that if the “car is in the ditch,” the best way out is to back up, not shift into overdrive.
        Solution: stop kicking the can down the block on issues such as illegal immigration, tort reform, union greed, etc.
        Solution: stop talking in “feel good” political platitudes.
        Solution: stop making promises you have no intention of keeping.
        Solution: stop trying to quell legitimate criticism.
        Solution: stop demonizing those who disagree with you.
        Solution: stop treating the American people like they’re idiots.
        Solution: stop avoiding responsibility like a guilty teenager.
        Solution: stop blaming everybody else for your own shortcomings and failures.
        Solution: start acting like a president and not like a smug, arrogant, “kick ass” street punk.
        Solution: seek advice from people who have the common good at heart.
        Solution: stop thinking like the leader of a party and more like a president.

        Chew on that for a while, Albert.

      • Lance

        Albert Jensen said: “Like most republicans you can only talk and promise but never have a solution”

        WHAT? You’ve got it backwards, pal. It’s the Dems that constantly run their mouths, saying anything that will get them another vote. They would burn the country to get re-elected.

        Additionally, Republicans are pro-gun; Dems are not. BTW, you know what a Republican is? A Dem that’s been mugged.

      • ed

        I hope and pray daily that every brainless liberal like you gets robbed and their head bashed in by one of the downtrodden victims you pretend to care about.

    • Pistol Pete

      Bravo, good sir, well said.

  • rex dart eskimo spy

    I blame the white racist tea party movement, talk radio and global warming for this horrible attack. Clearly if there were no rich old white people, there wouldn’t be any attacks like this.

  • PoorUSA


  • Gary

    Your wrong Troy! See criminals are typically cowards that prey on the weak and defenseless. The bad guys already have guns because that is the nature of their business, they break laws, so they will always have guns regardless of gun laws. If more law abiding citizens wee armed these cowards would have to think twice. Look at the states with fewer gun laws and/or conceal and carry laws. Its a fact they have far lower crime rates then those states with the strictest gun laws and no conceal and carry laws. Unless this was sarcasm Troy you need to think about it logically and do some research.

    • Troy

      Hmmmm….Gary that was a sarcasm comment. I’m well aware that the good guys follow the laws, the bad guys don’t follow the laws, that’s why they are bad guys.

    • Greta

      Logic? Research? Libturds are deathly allergic to both!

  • John Knight

    WOW !, you would think that with all Donald Trumps money he would put something on his head that doesn’t resemble a Google funny cat photo.

  • Regulas

    Probably Obama supports, just a guess.

  • SLHaynes

    I hope the police catch these horrible criminals and put them away for life.

  • Jason Coats

    What suprises me is that this suprises anyone anymore… So sad…

  • Beneteau

    I am absolutely shocked that CBS actually identified the race! Will miracles never cease? –Beneteau

    • digitus

      Gee, I thought it was only me in Arizona seeing this going on. Too bad either of us has to mention it. The comments got so bad yesterday on the Wendy’s melee that they shut it down on one thread.

    • exibanker

      Agree.., I was in shock!

  • Dutra

    This article bravely states the color of the assailants. I am proud of the author and the editor.

    • Ben

      Brave? I see what you mean but really, in 90+% of these cases its a given……..a plague upon decent society, period.

    • 1776

      Indeed. Tis a shame the scourge of “political correctness” (spawned from cultural marxism) hath run amok.

  • Patriot

    Someone once said that there are animals out there who will kill you for your sneakers – and the news repeatedly reinforces this observation. So what will cities like NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, LA, and Houston be like if we’re hit by an EMP or nuke? World War 3 may start in our backyards…. so protect you and yours – stand up for your rights when it comes to the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

  • Bill

    1/26/11 Daily Mail: “The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.”

    The UK banned all firearms about 15 years ago. Now, in fact, only the criminals have guns.

    Liberals are incapable of learning beyond their simple-minded bromides like: Ban Guns! Diversity is Good! etc. etc. etc.

    • Greta

      And it’s not called “learning,” its’ called being BRAINWASHED and regurgitating talking points. Libturds EXCEL at both. Fools.

  • Xian

    I’d wager big money that they’ve never seen the inside of a polling station, only a police station.

  • Chris

    New York city is unarmed. Provides a safe working environment for muggers, rapists, and robbers. I wonder if Mayor Bumburg has a concealed carry permit?

    • sunshine connie

      NOPE but he does have armed guards.

  • Peter

    In a situation like this, i hope that the perpetrators are given the treatment that you might find in a Mario Puzo novel.


    New Yorkers are wimps. If they had any guts they would take care of the feral animal population.

  • mdbuilder

    It’s as if these creeps see people as targets on a video game.

  • mtumba djibouti

    Concealed carry would help prevent these frequent crimes. Criminals need to fear the real possibility that their intended victims might have the means to protect themselves with lethal force. Even if most people chose to remain defenseless, criminals would not know for sure that every legal abiding citizen was helpless. Right now, by definition, every law abiding citizen is by definition known to be defenseless. That is a state of foolishness and danger.

  • joe wilson

    EVERYONE knows who DID it.

  • waterman

    can’t understand why the video has been deleted other than traffic from Drudge, unless those in the news room are worried about “political ramifications” from their posting. No doubt ex-slaves children are to blame; may I suggest we extend to them greater privileges and excuses so as to facilitate their “integration” into 21st century society? It’s only a matter of time before they finally catch up to us, or we to them.

    • Ben

      That is a 100% correct statement………..its a FACT, period……what a curse that a mere handful of greedy landowners inoculated this nation with this plague……

  • Rosa

    Every city puts up with these home grown terrorists. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton refer to them as human beings but Jackson and Sharpton have proven to us that they come from the same tribes. Animals. The race baiters only know that when they defend the animals, they get money for it by extortion.

    • taddeo

      Jesse said he was glad the guy following him was white!

  • Ralph

    They shouldn’t be out? By what right do animals have posession of our streets so that law-abiding citizens cannot go out on the streets they pay TAXES for whenever they want? And these people were coming home from WORK. Knowledgeble? Hardly. You sound like the typical appeaser who got us in this mess in the first place.

  • Winghunter

    There’s nothing like treason against the Second Amendment to get that violent crime as high as it can go, is there.

    New York City sheeple (DC, Chicago, Kalifornia, et all) are pathetic!

    • KS H

      I have a friend in the Bronx who told me that he can only carry a small pocket knife when he goes out in public, and wishes he could carry a pistol or semi auto for his own protection. I live where it is legal and he is in a much higher crime risk area. He needs it more than I do, so I pray for his safety. He is a street preacher. Loves people and feeds hungry cats that others would hurt for fun.

    • 1776

      Thou hast stated wisely. Our once strong Republic hath been weakened by those “leaders” whom ignore the Constiution/law of the land.

  • davinedc

    Wow so many are saying the suspects are black are they really sure they were black, if they seen the incident and was there why didnt they do something instead of standing there oops my bad that is because they were not there, so they really dont know who did it or what culture did it they just assumed that they were black WOW.

    • LeoMG

      Get your head out of the sand. The victim clearly stated both were black. 20% of the population committing 80% of the crime. What more evidence do you need?

      • Ben

        More like 12% commit 90+%……………………yet so many will not admit the obvious…………

    • jdb

      Reply to davinedc — Not really an assumption on the race thing. The story quotes the 81-year-old victim’s description of “the perps as a ‘tall’ black male, husky build, and a short black female with a stocky build.”

    • Ar Amytas

      Go live in the South side of Chicago, Preferrably around 79/87th and Stony, then come back with your ridicliously naive statement.

    • sunshine connie

      Guess you flunked reading in the lLITTLE RED SCHOOL?

    • PoorUA

      davinedc…obviously from DC…explains his reply, most likely cannot read and works in the WH

    • Flufight

      Congrats! You may be the dumbest person alive!

  • Weaver

    These are not humans. We are told that they are but their actions prove them other than human. 99.9% of them are from sperm donors who couldn’t parent a fly. From the moment of birth, they are government stamped because they were never thought of as human.

  • david

    what baffles me are the gutless cowards that stand and watch as atttacks like this happen.hiding behind the excuse they didnt want to get involved. their as bad as those carrying out the attacks. i pray that i will witness an act such as this someday because the outcome will be much different!! i fear we have become a nation of cowards..

    • Dan Armbruster

      You know David, if you had paid more attention in school you would have learned about the psychology of the “crowd” mentality. You also sound quite young and probably full of unused testosterone. I say you should have paid more attention in school as I also notice you don’t have the definition down regarding grammar. Ever hear of a “capital” letter? How about your use of “their” instead of “they’re”. Typing too fast? Or as I believe, either just lazy or stupid AND lazy.

  • Daniel

    Need the right to carry as wher I live az.

  • Cogito

    Hitler banned guns during “Krystalnacht” and proceeded to slaughter 6 million German Jews.

    In 1939 Hitler banned guns in all occupied European countries under penalty of death.

    Lenin banned guns and proceeded to slaughter 4 million Russian citizens that did not support his leftist ideology.

    Stalin banned guns and proceeded to slaughter 40 million Russian citizens that did not support his leftist ideology.

    Chairman Mao banned guns and proceeded to slaughter 37 million Chinese citizens that did not support his leftist ideology.

    Bobby Rush, Democrat Congressman from Chicago and former Black Panther who did 6 months in jail for posession of an illegal weapon, has authored legislation that will virtually ban guns.

    • Michael H.

      We’ve got that pesky little second amendment to deal with things like gun bans.

      Just because one congressman is putting forth legislation doesn’t mean it is going to be passed. If you knew how many bills wind up dying in committee or never even come up for a vote your head would spin.

      Democrats had control of Congress and the White House for how long? Guns are still widely available and easily attainable. Don’t worry so much.

      And don’t Godwin so early in your post. When the first word of your post is “Hitler” people tend to just ride on by and dismiss it.

  • Craig

    Round up the village folk!! The perps need to be beaten… Unmercifully.

  • Joe

    Yeah, how dare that elderly couple be out at night after they finished closing down their store for the day! Where do they think they are, America? That’s a pretty foolish statement you just made “knowledgable one”. You are part of the problem, tuck your head back in the sand where things are safe and peaceful.

    • Greta


  • Mike

    What do the perps look like so we can help find them? Based on the fact that all that information was omitted, I already know their race… But, no surprise there.

    • John Knight

      Don’t worry Mike, they all look the same.

  • Rn's right

    Just a guess here but the suspects are Black.

  • danpa

    IF residence of NYC were allowed to carry guns, this may not have happened… i’d sue the Mayor for denial of my 2nd Amendment Rights for this…

  • TWG

    Such a civilized race. When are the “black leaders” going to step in and get their people to realize that enough is enough? Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and their calls for an end to the violence? When they stop acting like animals is when we will stop treating them as animals. I was not raised a racist and it sickens me that I am becoming racist, but there have been too many incidents of the type in this video above in recent years. Far too many packs of wild animals thinking it is cool to beat down one individual, or groups attacking groups as above. Enough is enough!

    • Judi

      So True!

  • Hale Merry

    They sure do censor quickly on this site!!! Communist mind controllers!!!!

    • Czechibr

      Too true, I left a comment about the 2nd Amendment and it seems that CBS also ignores the 1st.

  • jerseyjoey

    See, if they packed a Small but handy 38 this would be a different story, but your liberals rather you die in the streets but only after they steal your money and bs your vote first. And the DFA who calls themself knowledgable One You are a prime example of a liberal arse, you would cower by staying in at night: people like you embolden the crime by doing nothing.

  • DanTe

    Hey, The Good Samaritan changed it’s handle.

    But really, I know C_the_BS needs to improve traffic flow here. But their employees are so stupid when it comes to trolling it’s laughable. How much they pay you to do this?

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