to connectVideoNYPD releases surveillance footage of the disturbing assault on a 67-year-old man in Bronx elevator
Raw video: Authorities seek help in identifying a suspect wanted for a sexual assault and robbery of a 67-year-old man from the Bronx, New York.
New York city police were searching for a suspect seen on video brutally pummeling and robbing a 67-year-old man in an elevator on Friday, and wiping his fingerprints after he was released at the press of a button, for the older man in the floor.
“It was all so quick,” the old man, who identified himself as an ex-service man, he said of the attack, as he had his arm in a cast. “He hit me in the face so often… and I’ve got a messed-up arm, and I couldn’t be any more fighting.”
The attacker, who was trying to hide his face in a hoodie, with the hood, got in the elevator with a man about 11 o’clock in the lobby of a Bronx apartment building, police said.
The suspect pushed a button in front of the 67-year-old, who appeared to have a cast on his arm, and went up to his floor, and it shows. When the doors opened, and the old man tried to exit, the suspect was seen on a walloping him with a sucker-punch them in the face. The man fell to the ground as the suspect continued to pummel him, and as the video showed.
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While the man was lying on the ground, and the suspect was seen holding the door open with his hand. He slowly backed up and out of the elevator, using his sleeve to wipe his finger prints. He didn’t bother to clean the button, he pushed the man.
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The 67-year-old, who, WPIX-TV, later identified as Ray, Diaz, was taken to the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, with cuts on his face.
He told WNBC-TV that he was a veteran and had lived in the house with his elderly mother.
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The suspect escaped in a dark-colored minivan, the station reported. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and fur-lined boots.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline. The police said that all the necessary information would be kept confidential.