SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 8 (UPI) — A 101-year-old man was assaulted and robbed as he walked to his home in Savannah, Ga., police say.
The elderly victim had just gotten off a bus Sunday afternoon and was walking toward his home when he was attacked, the Savannah Morning News.
Police say the attacker grabbed the centenarian and tried to open the door to his house. When the man resisted, the robber threw him to the ground, stole his wallet and ran. The wallet contained $61 and the victim’s ID.
The man suffered minor scrapes on his face and hand, and pain in the right side of his body. He received medical care by emergency workers at the scene, but refused to be taken to the hospital until he spoke with police.
“Most of the crimes we see are senseless, but throwing a 101-year-old man to the ground is reprehensible,” Lt. Racine Chaney of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said in a news release. “Anyone who will do that will hurt someone and we need to get him off the streets.”