Video: Police Seek Help In Finding Suspect Who Punched And Robbed 88-Year Old Man
Police are reaching out to the public in identifying a man that was caught on a security camera attacking and robbing an 88-year old man in broad daylight.
The incident happened on August 19 around 3:30 p.m. in Hollywood. John Fu had gotten off the bus at Hollywood Boulevard and Bronson Avenue when the suspect began following him home near the 5800 block of Carlos Way. At first the suspect approached Fu in the parking lot of his apartment building and Fu gave him a few dollars, according to KTLA.
However, the suspect then followed Fu into his building and threw him into a corner in the elevator room where he continued to assault Fu, even after he had given more money.
"He hit me with his hand, five times," Fu told KTLA. "My face was swollen."
The robber even follows Fu into the elevator, but Fu managed to escape on the third floor where a neighbor called 911.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male aged about 25 with black hair and brown eyes, about 5'8" and 150 pounds.
The LAPD is asking that if you have any information to call 213-972-2933 or 213-972-2936 for Hollywood Robbery Detective Bangphraxay or Officer Maxwell.