Assailant Punches Elderly Man In The Face In Unprovoked Attack, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a suspect they say assaulted elderly man in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx Monday.

Police say the unprovoked attack occurred around 10:50 a.m. in front of 995 Fox St. when the suspect punched the 83-year-old victim in the face.

The victim fell to the ground and lost consciousness before he was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition with a laceration to his forehead and fractures to his nose and face, according to police.

Surveillance video of the alleged assault:

The suspect was last seen heading eastbound on Fox Street.

Police are looking for a Hispanic male in his 30’s who’s approximately 5’9″ tall and 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a multi-colored sweater, blue jeans, and yellow work boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). 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.

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