91-year-old found tied up, beaten to death in the Bronx

An elderly man was found tied up and beaten to death on Tuesday in a horrific crime.

The NYPD responded to a 911 call of a robbery inside of 2400 Wickham Ave. in Pelham Gardens just after 12:30 p.m.

They found 91-year-old Nicholas Rappa unconscious in the garage with injuries to the head.  Police say he had a towel over his head.  His hands were also bound.

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Rappa died at the scene.

A neighbor said Nappa was a retired construction worker who took care of his 96-year-old wife.

No arrests have been made but police say a man wearing an orange and white construction vest was being sought for questioning.