(UPDATE: ARREST MADE) Attempted Robbery Suspect Attacks 91-Year-Old Man

UPDATE (Feb. 12): Police have arrested 45-year-old Christian Torres on Attempted Robbery charges for the incident described below. 

Police are looking for a suspect who violently attacked a 91-year-old man while attempting to rob him earlier this month.

The incident took place on Feb. 1 at about 10:30 a.m.

When the 91-year-old victim was walking in front of 350 East 86th Street between First and Second avenues, he was approached by the unknown suspect who police say pushed him to the ground and punched him while attempting to remove his wallet.

The suspect, captured by surveillance cameras and pictured below, was last seen fleeing on foot westbound on East 86th Street towards Second Avenue.

Police say the victim sustained serious physical injuries and was transported by EMS to St. Luke’s Hospital Medical Center.

man attacks 91-year-old

Anyone with relevant information 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 or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.


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