Granddaughter Of Beaten 82 Year Old Man Speaks Out - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Granddaughter Of Beaten 82 Year Old Man Speaks Out

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance footage of the attacker Surveillance footage of the attacker
Surveillance footage of the attacker Surveillance footage of the attacker
PHILADELPHIA -

"He's shaken up, which obviously is to be expected."

This young woman struggles to speak about the brutal attack on her 82-year-old grandfather.

"I want the guy caught really really quickly," she FOX 29's Shawnette Wilson.

She's talking about the man seen in the surveillance video wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Police say he attacked and robbed the woman's grandfather on Tuesday morning, just before ten a.m.

In the video you see the suspect first walking in the area of Frankford and Pratt Street. Police point out that he constantly looks over his right shoulder across the street toward the victim.

You don't see the actual attack. The last shot is that of the suspect just before it happens, as he approaches the 82 year old man on the 5100 block of Griscom Street near Dyre. That where, police say, he sprayed the victim in the face with mace, punched and kicked him and took his money.

"Evidentially, someone was watching him to even follow him and knock him upside the head and rob him," says a neighbor.

One woman who lives near the victim is shocked to hear about the attack.

"He doesn't bother anybody. But that's what's happening today. It's sad. Really sad," she says.

Police say that after the suspect took off, someone walking by found the man on the ground and called 911. The senior suffered bruises to his face and body. The victim's granddaughter is pleading for anyone who recognizes the suspect to call police.

"I just feel like the elderly are really preyed on, and the sooner this person gets caught, it's one less person that's doing this to somebody," she says.

The victim is recovering but still shaken up. His birthday is tomorrow. He'll turn 83. The family's only wish is that his attacker is caught. If you recognize the suspect in the video, call Philadelphia police.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices