NYPD searching for teens after 84-year-old man punched in East Village

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The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance finding three teens after an 84-year-old man was assaulted in Manhattan’s East Village.

According to authorities, the three suspects approached the victim from behind near East 6th Street and Avenue D around 6:30 a.m. on September 4. 

One of the suspects them punched the victim from behind with a closed fist, before all three suspects ran away.

The victim sustained swelling to the jaw and substantial pain.

The attacker is described as a black male, approximately 15-18 years old, last seen wearing a multicolored t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

The other two suspects are described as: 

  • A Hispanic female, approximately 15-18 years old with long hair, last seen wearing a red t-shirt dark pants and purple shoes
  • A black female, approximately 15-18 years old, last seen wearing a floral dress and sandals. 

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. 

Police say all calls are strictly confidential.