An 82-year-old man was punched on the head and robbed while he was trying to buy an espresso at the Lower East Side in New York.
It was all caught on a camera shortly before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday inside a bodega on East Broadway close to Clinton Street.
Surveillance video exhibits the suspect increase his fist earlier than putting the sufferer and working off along with his cane.
Police mentioned the suspect had demanded cash from the person, however, the victim refused to give him his money.
He suffered minor head damage however refused medical intervention on the scene.
WANTED for A Robbery inside of a bodega located at 219 East Broadway. #Manhattan @NYPD7pct on 6/16/21 @ 6:20 A.M. The Suspect punched the 82 yo victim and took his property. Reward up to $3500Seen them? Know who they are? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! pic.twitter.com/THGyqnCyXj
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) June 17, 2021
The feisty 82-year-old Manhattan man is ready for round two with the deranged deli mugger who swiped his cane.
“I want to kill him,” said victim Bernard Serlin, 82, in a Thursday interview with the Daily News. “He had no business doing that to me … Really, I’m not a violent guy. But he deserves to die, this guy.”
People in the store confirmed that the attacker should also be charged for a hate crime because he also used racial slurs.
The elderly man typically hands out dollar bills to the homeless people gathered outside, according to a store employee.