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Violent video shows pair attack 79-year-old man in unprovoked, bone-breaking attack in Queens

Posted at 7:53 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 19:38:15-04

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS, Queens — A 79-year-old man was chased and beaten by a pair in Queens, video released Monday shows.

"Get him, get him," one of the attackers yelled as the victim walked in front of the Cambria Heights library on Linden Boulevard on Oct. 8.

The 79-year-old man ran. Video shows the pair quickly catch up. One attacker punches the man, knocking him to the sidewalk. The other attacker repeatedly punched the man.

Police described the violent attack as random and unprovoked.

The victim sustained a broken femur and broken ribs.

Police have asked for help identifying the attackers, who are believed to be 17 to 19 years old.

Police initially said the attack occurred on Oct. 10.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor's Note: A suspect picture has been edited to cover a 15-year-old suspect's face because the suspect is a minor.  A video showing the minor's face has been deleted.