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Police Seek Manhattan Suspect Wanted In Elderly Man’s Death

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Manhattan are looking for a suspect wanted in the assault and robbery of an elderly man who died as a result of his injuries.

Authorities said 83-year-old Joseph Sibilla had his wallet stolen after being assaulted by the suspect on April 29 around 1:30 p.m. EMS responded to the scene at 31 West 12 Street in the West Village and took Sibilla to Beth Israel Hospital in serious condition.

The victim died on Tuesday after succumbing to his injuries.

Police are now looking for the suspect, described as a black male, between 35-40 years old and 5’7’’. He was last seen wearing a dark colored coat, blue jeans and a blue/green baseball hat.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

  • lynn rhodes

    Joe was a personal friend of my family.He lived in that apt at least 40 years.As difficult as it was for him to walk,he did.He participated in life.As a psychologist,he helped many people in his life too.We are in shock to have his life ended this way.Find the person who did this,please god.

  • nyc

    I am sick of reading almost every day about savage/criminal street crime ! Attaching elderly people ? For people who were not around New York 25 to 40 years ago, this would have been extremely rare, not a every day situation like now ! What has happened to our society ? Sad Sad

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