Burglar Attacked Elderly Brooklyn Laundry Clerk With Hammer: NYPD Video

A thief hit an elderly man with a hammer in a laundry in Brooklyn (NYC) when the employee caught him stealing.

According to a flagrant video released by NYPD, The suspect entered the “Aqua Wash” laundromat on East 98th Street near Livonia Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, reported New York Post.

Footage released last night shows him going to the back of the store, where he reportedly tried to take some items for free that appeared to include bottles of bleach. At that moment the worker, a 70-year-old man, tried to stop him, the police said.

The suspect grabbed a hammer that was in the store and hit the old man about four times on the head, as he held him down and tried to stop him. The robber fled and paramedics treated the victim at the scene for cuts to the head.

Police are still searching for the suspect. Anyone with information should call. at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.