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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  • Raymond uk

    Well I am not too sure about the recent attacks being talked about but Mexico is more of a problem.. Then the Middle East you seem to have got yourselves into a war forever
    That’s your next and biggest fight is Mexico.. And your politicians seem to be against you, and the use of your guns to protect yourselves,
    In the states I think you need them guns… Your law enforcers are either not doing their job or not allowed to do their job but you do have a big problem with Mexico..

  • Devenio

    Another group of idiots respond to the race bait. I wish you all could be locked in a room and be made to beat the hell out of each other. You have no

  • Firesword

    Only a certain segment of the population have problems with shooting and killing each other and others on a daily basis in almost every American city. every once in a while a white or Asian will flip out and do it but for the OTHER segment it is a every day occurrence.Who’s the fool?

    • Jonnyreb

      Yup. It’s the same group. From now on, anytime a crime like this occurs we should just round up the nearest hundred of them and execute the summarily. No trial is necessary – they’re all guilty of something, and deserve swift, decisive and permanent punishment.

  • IrishEyesAreBlue

    MARY … YOU’RE MY KIND OF WOMAN! Sometimes we have to fight fire – with fire!!! I can almost see the flames!

  • IrishEyesAreBlue


  • not surprised

    Stay classy, Mary.

  • Art Vecruielle

    If only they had put up a NO BEAT DOWN SIGN. The no smoking sign worked.

    • bobby shlong

      bet your last dollar that the peps were hip hop savages..
      the hip hop nation needs to be exterminated

    • KarenO


  • rek

    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

  • Mike


    • BeeBobs

      Do hip hop schvoogs know just how much white society wants the savages exterminated ?

    • not surprised

      Stay classy, Mike.

  • peanut

    Not a very good description of the attackers. Would could start with skin color! How about it?

    • IrishEyesAreBlue

      they ALL LOOK ALIKE!

  • johns

    the hell with gun permits. the police can’t protect us! i carry my gun whereever i go . lucky i have’nt had to use it. do’nt feel saft carry your gun!!

  • guest

    Where is Al Sharpton when you need him?

  • raymond uk

    We have just had a young girl aged 16year old educated white she kicked to death a 60 something year old man because she thought he was gay?
    Her defense she was drunk her boyfriend got 6 years she got seven years she will be out in 3,5 years start a new life and that will be the end of it..
    So how much more if with give people the right to carry guns..
    It would be a case of I think you a gay or a Muslim and bang bang..Defense I was on drugs or I was drunk.. He /she looked at me in a funny way…
    At least in the state you get long term jail here in the UK it’s a slap on the wrist or an asbo…it’s sad but I believe in capital punishment, and bigger prisons with life meaning life in prison, no getting life and coming out of prison after 10 years .
    But that’s the uk weak laws and to many do-gooders

    • Paul Smith


  • Al

    That’s right Tiger. Jews run the world. You are powerless to only complain. All your failures are the fault of The Joooos. Stay classy.

    • John Smith

      Well, in the West they control the media and the banking system, which is a pretty good start. In the words of the great Henry Adams: We are in the hands of the jews.

  • hogtrashhd

    Now we all know if they were white it would have been reported… LOUDLY.. and of course it would be the crazy right wingers (or Sarah Palin and the Tea Party people).. so it’s safe to say it wasn’t white people who did this especially not white christians..

  • Mark

    This is just another sad example of what goes wrong when your government denies the natural right of self defense. Mayor Bloomberg who is surrounded by armed security and the NYPD who have a fear of their citizenry choose who may be armed in New York. Why is it that actor Al Pacino, singer Marc Anthony, and others who are financially and socially connected have permits to carry handguns for self defense issued by the NYPD yet the average hard working citizens do not and cannot obtain them? The good people of New York should be asking these questions and more. Thoughts and prayers to the victims of this senseless crime.

  • JMWinPR

    NYC………… Everyone knows this was caused by hate speech from Bob Grant and Sean Hannity.
    We need the fairness doctrine. They should also wear buttons with the phrase “increase the peace.” Rev Al will be weighing in shortly stating how troubled he is.
    My prayers to this family and hope they recover.

    • John Galt

      Why not throw in George Bush too. Oh what the heck, it is all the Tea Parties fault. Can we not include Ronald Reagan?

      • Howard Roark

        I wonder how many people writing comments know who John Galt is?

    • Tom

      Do you even listen to Sean Hannity, fool? He does not get involved with hate speech.

      And by advocating the fairness doctrine…. you’re advocating censorship, you damned fool.

      • John Smith

        You can’t tell JMWinPR was being sarcastic? How could he not be? Come on, dude.

  • DesertVet

    This is not the 1800’s or early sixties, and as we have seen time and time again no one is above getting their, tales whipped. What happened to these to people is disgusting; however, that being said the klan is still around and just murdered an 8 year old boy and hung a man in Mississippi.

    The klan is only going to end up victims themselves, besides these savages that you speak of have plenty of experience gunning each other down how much does the klan have in 2011?

    Besides I’s suggest you start taking the threat form Mexico much more seriously.

  • mary

    we need a jew filter

    • David Zuckerman

      You need a brain.

  • BalkanDeputy

    “Why ca ca ca can’t we all just get along?” Rodney King

    You gotta wonder if the Muslims ever take over New York with the blessings of good liberals… what it will be like under Sharia Law. What these clowns have their hands cut off?

  • BalkanDeputy

    Funny they don’t say what color the perpetrators are?

    • Marc Jeric

      Yes – what race the attackers? Why not sat it? Political correctness??

  • CNW

    Jackg sweetybritches!!!
    Most people who make 300K know how to use the shift key. In fact, more correct to say all of them do.

  • Gia

    this is the second vicious mugging on the elderly in nyc this month. and let’s be real…this mugging was a pretense to beat this couple to death. the attackers need to be taught a couple of lessons.

  • MARY



  • Rick A Hyatt

    Would have been different if one or both of them had a .38 revolver in their coat pockets.
    But the socialist democrats want criminals to be in control, in or out of government, dont’ they?

  • el polacko

    why no mention of the race of the perpetrators ?? it might help to identify them, don’t ya think ? oh well… at least new yorkers are protected from the horrors of a lit cigarette and trans fats.

    • disgusted

      No mention of race? Really? I’m shocked but I am sure all the police have to do is randomly pick out people and question them. But not to close the the crime scene. That might offend the people in the neighborhood.

      • DesertVet

        Ironic if the perps happen to be white, wouldn’t you agree?

  • William Coleman

    If this happened the story would have read two dead thugs were killed by an elderly couple defending themselves. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Except in democrat run states and citys.

    • William Coleman

      If the story happened in TEXAS. (correction)

      • Rick

        I would have capped ’em in Missouri too.

  • Jim from Boston

    Violent predators like these are not merely common criminals, and they are certainly not “misguided youth”. They are equivalent to a malignant tumor and need to be removed from society. Very little has such a negative effect on a community as these types of crimes. Would anybody be surprised if these nice old people now retire and go away? And how badly will their neighborhood variety store be missed, and what will replace it?

    When I was a boy, I recall that perps who stray so far from society’s norms had a tendency to get hurt “resisting arrest” and then “fall down the stairs” later in the police station. This is extremely sad :(

    • fbhnyc

      As recently as the early 80’s when the Italians were the power on the street, people like this would be found lying there for the ME to pick up. And on Staten Island? There’d only be pieces left. The mob did terrible things and still does, but there were some nice apsects

  • Kevin

    Isn’t the US a wonderful, feminized, useless, non-free, nanny-state, moral-less country wonderful today? Get used to it. It is all down hill from here you stupid, feminized sheep….

    • Anonymous

      This is an awful crime, although I don’t see how it might be related in any way to “feminization.” Quite clearly, even in this day and age, the vast majority of violent crimes are committed by men. “Get used to it,” but don’t blame the women.

      • raymond uk

        wow thats not correct come and live in the uk the females are more angry then the men.. read some of the news in the uk it tells another story for sure …

      • Rick

        He’s not blaming women idiot, he’s blaming pansies.

    • Off Duty


  • TScalia

    I compete at a very high level in mixed martial arts and fight train 2-3 hours daily. I fantasize about being in close proximity to a crime like the one that was committed. It would be my pleasure to send them to the ICU or worse. I just turned 30 years old and live in San Francisco and thankfully have never witnessed an attack like this in person, but if I did, only God himself could stop me from permanently altering these pigs. That’s quite a gamble a criminal like this is taking, they have no idea who might be right around the corner.

    • Raymond uk

      Good lad but make sure they don’t pull a gun and shoot you first,, but then it would be your fault it would be a case of man attacks violent robber ..And you go down for a few years..The robber would plead he had a bad childhood and you would go to prison for a few years..It’s happened in the uk many times..

    • nurseterri5

      Rock on, hope you get the chance!

  • Robert

    short , plump and wearing a fur hoodie , must be Eskimos , they are nothing but trouble. Joking of course , we can read between the lines.

  • R Kramden

    Earlier today the article did mention that the suspooks were both negroid. why the sudden change?..did the snowstorm here in nYC change them to YT

    • not surprised

      Negroid? Seriously?

    • Rick

      No, the power that be had it stopped. Couldn’t tell the truth, could they?

  • braintumor

    NYC – step up to the challenge of finding these guys who dishonor Your
    city and the ELDERLY.


    • Krysta V

      to “know end”???? Whoever writes this for CBS is illiterate….

      • daniel

        exactly what i was thinking

  • MB

    Tell me why you New Yorkers cannot carry? When will you restore your Second Amendment rights?

    • ed

      “New Yorkers” will never get to decide. The masters they are stupid enough to put in office will always see to that

  • steelers11

    nice description…sounds like snooki and the situation

  • chud

    nickers who else

  • not surprised

    Good ole fashioned race baiting, courtesy of Matt Drudge.

    • Schifter

      how is this race baiting? the article doesn’t even mention a description of the perpetrators other than “short and a little plump.” Who’s the racist here, mr, “not surprised?”

      • ltcg

        not surprised = typical stupid lib

      • not surprised

        read the comments

    • not surprised


      • MyRealNameREALLY

        Wow! How were you able to determine which user comments Matt wrote? Your name must be Clara Voyant!

    • ed

      Yes, wondering why a article fails to give a description of the perps is racist. Only a brainless guilty white liberal could make that leap.

  • Manny Festo

    Why don’t the release a sketch of the perp? Seems rather obvious. They would’ve mentioned a physical description if the attackers were white, so I can only assume an inerracial crime and the media is witholding the suspects description.

    • hpimpie

      It is a common practice here in NW FL as well. If the perp is YT, their mug is all over the front page.

  • Valannin

    Three words, for those that remember, that may guide us in taking back our neighborhoods:

    New. Park. Pizza.

  • Albert Einstein

    It is in times like this when we realize that we need Schwarzeneger or Silvester Stalone!!

  • Bassam

    it is a big shame that there is a $1200 reward put up to catch them! This is a duty for every one and no one should expect a damn reward!

  • weew

    Arm yourselves. Kill the thugs.

  • watermelisha

    We know the bad guys are white right? That’s why there’s no description of them beyond one’s tall the others fat. The liberal rags with their political correctness are totally useless.

  • Louie Diaz

    Does this annoy me? He’ll yes it does. I’m in law enforcement and I’ll tell you right now that what does two robbers need is to catch a beating of there own.

    • weew

      I respectully disagree. When those thugs chose to physically assault the elderly (which could easily be fatal), they forfeit their entitlement to any restraint or due process. They do not need to catch a beating of their own. They need to die.

  • Smashicus

    Can we get a perp sketch? Or shall we just assume that since they all look the same a sketch isn’t necessary.

  • Smashicus

    Where’s Paul Kersey when we need him. Militias now!

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