JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (PIX11) — A pair of robbers hit a man multiple times, seriously injuring him, in Queens Friday morning, police said.
The 81-year-old victim was in Jackson Heights around 6 a.m. when the suspects got out of a red SUV and punched and kneed him all over his body, according to authorities. They took his messenger bag, cellphone and $15 before riding off in the SUV, police said. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment of broken ribs, lacerations and bruising.
Police released a photo of the SUV believed to be involved in the incident. They asked the public for any information that could lead to an arrest.
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