Police Release Video Of Attack On 75-Year-Old Man

posted by Robb Bailey - 

Aggravated Robbery / Felonious Assault Report #2018-202241

First District Detective Unit is seeking assistance from our community partners concerning an Aggravated Robbery and Felonious Assault on a 75 year old elderly male that occurred at 14130 Puritas Ave. on July 9th, 2018 at approximately 10:03 PM. The two suspects walked past the victim and returned a short time later. One of the suspects used a handgun to strike the victim in the face knocking him unconscious. Both suspects then stole the victims vehicle and fled the area. The victims vehicle was located and recovered by officers. Suspect one is described as a white male approximately 6 foot 2 inches tall, 190 pounds with brown hair. Suspect #2 is described as a white male approximately 5 foot 6 inches, 145 pounds. If you can assist in identifying the suspects in the video or have any information, please contact First District Detective Lentz at 216-623-2532.‚Äč

Posted by First District Community Relations on Thursday, August 2, 2018

CLEVELAND - New surveillance video, just released by police, shows the attack on a 75-year-old man outside of Ascension Village Senior Apartments back on July 9th.

The victim had been afraid to speak about the incident before reaching out to our news partner, WKYC-TV channel 3, earlier this week.

At 10 o'clock that evening, the suspects had been casing the parking lot and didn't approach the victim until he unlocked his vehicle. That's when the first suspect (wearing a hoodie) pistol-whipped the victim, knocking him to the ground, before stealing his car.

The first suspect is described as a white male, standing 6'2", weighing 190 lbs and wearing a light colored hoodie.

His partner-in-crime is also a white male, approximately 5'6" tall, 145 lbs, has several tattoos, and is seen in the video wearing a white, sleeveless, undershirt.

The apartment complexes normal parking lot is well lit, but the incident actually happened in an adjacent lot, shared with Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

A custodian with the church, that also shared their security video with First District Detectives, tells WTAM that crews had been resurfacing the apartment complex parking lots, as well as those of the church.

He says that enabled the suspects, who remain at-large, to hide their own vehicle behind debris and paving equipment at the rear of the lot.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either suspect are asked to contact Detectives with the First District.

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(video courtesy Cleveland Police 1st District/Facebook, photos by WTAM's Robb Bailey)


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