A victim speaks out: Bronx man, 74, fights back in robbery attempt

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CLAREMONT, the Bronx — The victim of a recent violent attempted robbery in the Bronx is speaking out.

Geronimo De Leon, 74, was attacked in the stairwell of his Crotona Avenue apartment building Thursday.

De Leon had to take the stairs because the elevator in the building was broken.

Police say a man tried to rob a 74-year-old man of his personal belongings after pushing him down a flight of stairs. (Photo: NYPD)

Police say a man tried to rob a 74-year-old man of his personal belongings after pushing him down a flight of stairs. (Photo: NYPD)

"No miedo, no miedo, no miedo," De Leon said after the incident.

He said he isn't afraid a day after being brutally attacked in his building.

He's now back to his normal routine, shopping and going in and out of his apartment.

De Leon says the attacker did not take anything after he pushed him down the stairs. He ripped De Leon's pants but did not take his wallet.

The culprit can be seen on video walking up a flight of stairs with De Leon walking behind him. He kicks De Leon down the stairs in an attempt to try to take his wallet.

But De Leon put up a fight, and the man left empty handed.

The man then called the building's super to help De Leon after leaving him injured.

He has some scratches and bruises, but he's focused on finding his attacker and getting him off the street.

"I feel very, very good," De Leon said.

If you have any information related to this incident, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.