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Elderly woman in wheelchair punched on Bronx bus

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Amy Christie
Amy Christie

Police are looking for a man who allegedly punched a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair while she was onboard a Bronx bus, on Friday morning.

What are the details?

According to official sources, the 67-year-old woman was riding a Bx28 bus at around 11:45 a.m on Friday. She was headed for Bay Plaza. The outrageous attack occurred near Van Cortlandt Avenue East and Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood.

The suspect suddenly approached the elderly woman when he was getting out of the bus, as Fox News reports.

The attacker punched the woman bound in the wheelchair without any apparent provocation. After that he got off the bus.

The victim was taken to Jacobi Hospital. She was treated to avoid any pain or discomfort.

The surveillance video and photos of the suspect released by the police show the suspect, “who is described as a dark-skinned man, roughly 20 years old, standing 6'1" tall and weighing 160 lbs., with a medium build and short, dark, close-cut hair,” according to the news outlet.

When he was last seen he was wearing grey shorts, white socks, orange Nike sneakers, and a hooded blue sweatshirt.

Calling on public help with information and tips

The police encourage anyone who has information about this dismaying incident to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website.

All calls will be treated as strictly confidential, the police investigating the Bronx case have confirmed.

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