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82-year-old man pushed to the ground, robbed inside apartment building: police

Posted at 8:40 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 08:40:36-04

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked an 82-year-old man inside of an apartment building in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.

Photo of the man wanted for allegedly robbing a 82-year-old man.

The 82-year-old victim was approached from behind by a man while inside a residential building near East 11th Street and Second Avenue around 4:40 p.m., according to police.

The man then allegedly pushed the victim to the ground before taking his wallet, containing $50 and four credit cards.

The victim sustained minor injury and was taken to Beth Israel Medical Center for treatment, according to authorities.

The man in question was last seen wearing a black shirt and carrying a purple bag.

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