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Video: 80-year-old man dragged and robbed on Bronx sidewalk

80-year-old man robbed of backpack, dragged
Posted at 8:39 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 08:48:57-04

JEROME PARK, the Bronx — An 80-year-old man was dragged along a sidewalk during a robbery in the Bronx earlier this month.

It happened on June 7 around 7:40 a.m. in the vicinity of East 199 Street and Briggs Avenue.

The victim was walking when he was approached from behind by someone who tried to take his backpack, police said.

The 80-year-old man resisted and fell to the ground, authorities said. He was then dragged until he released his backpack, according to authorities.

The victim suffered a minor cut to his knee, but refused medical attention.

Police released surveillance footage of the incident, asking for the public to help identify the suspect.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visitingwww.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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).