LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Cops launched a search for a person who attacked an 82-year-old man and took his cane at a Manhattan bodega Wednesday morning.
It happened inside a bodega in the vicinity of East Broadway and Clinton Street in the Lower East Side around 6:20 a.m., police said.
The victim was buying a cup of coffee when a man approached him and demanded money, police said.
When he refused, the suspect raised his fist at the 82-year-old and threatened to punch him and steal his cane if he didn’t give money, according to police.
When the victim continued to refuse, the suspect punched him in the head and snatched his cane, video surveillance obtained by police shows.
The victim sustained a minor head injury and refused medical attention, authorities said.
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