Brooklyn, NY – Police are looking for a group of suspects in the robbery of an elderly man in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Surveillance video released by the NYPD show four young men beat the 78-year-old man as they go through his back pockets in the back parking lot of a pay-o-matic check cashing store on Utica Avenue.
Police say the victim was walking alone towards his car when he was pushed from behind. The suspects stole his wallet with $350 cash, his phone, and his ring. The suspects allegedly followed the man from the check cashing store. Investigators say the fourth suspect is not seen in the surveillance video, because he was acting as the lookout.
The suspects are described as black males about 5’9″, between 16-21 years old and are roughly 150 pounds. They were last seen wearing blue jeans and hooded sweatshirts. While there are 8 security cameras with 24-hour surveillance in the parking lot, it did little to stop the suspects.
The victim was not seriously injured in the attack, and his identity has not yet been released.