83-year-old man attacked, robbed while walking along West Side Avenue in Jersey City

An elderly man was beaten and robbed as he walked along West Side Avenue in Jersey City Wednesday morning. The 83-year-old victim was approached by

The 83-year-old victim was approached by a man asking for directions at around 10:30 a.m. The suspect led him behind a church where he attacked him.

The 83-year-old victim was approached by a man asking for directions at around 10:30 a.m. The suspect led him behind a church where he attacked him. (8/15/13)

JERSEY CITY - An elderly man was beaten and robbed as he walked along West Side Avenue in Jersey City Wednesday morning.

The 83-year-old victim was approached by a man asking for directions at around 10:30 a.m. The suspect led him behind a church where he attacked him.

Police examined surveillance footage from a nearby grocery store to get a description of the suspect. They say he is in his 20s, about 6 feet tall with short cornrows.

The suspect was wearing a gray sweater with stripes and dark pants.

The robber stole $40 in cash from the victim and took off on foot.

The victim was choked, but is recovering in a local hospital.
 

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