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94-Year-Old Man Critically Hurt in Mugging Outside Penn South, Police Say

By Maya Rajamani | October 17, 2017 11:11am

CHELSEA — A 94-year-old man was left in critical condition after being beaten and robbed outside a building in the Penn South complex while he and his girlfriend were unloading groceries from their car, the NYPD said.

The victim and his 76-year-old girlfriend were unpacking their vehicle in front of 312 W. 25th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues, around 8:45 p.m. on Oct. 13, when his companion brought some groceries upstairs to their apartment, police said.

When she came back downstairs, she found her boyfriend behind the wheel of their car bleeding heavily, with swollen hands and cuts on the left side of his face, the NYPD said.

A bag containing a wallet, several credit cards, a phone, house keys and other items was gone, police said.

EMS responded to the scene and took the 94-year-old — who wasn’t able to speak after the incident — to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, the NYPD said.

The man was suffering from a brain tumor prior to the attack, the Daily News reported

Police couldn’t say whether the victim and his girlfriend were resident of Penn South, noting only that the two live a block away from where the attack happened.

Police also did not have information about possible suspects, and their investigation is ongoing.