Elderly Man Critical After Being Beaten, Robbed in South Philly - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Elderly Man Critical After Being Beaten, Robbed in South Philly



    Doctors are trying to stop the bleeding from a man recovering after he was attacked and robbed by two people in South Philadelphia Tuesday morning. NBC10's Matt DeLucia reports with the latest. (Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

    An elderly man was severely beaten during a robbery outside his home in South Philadelphia on Tuesday morning.

    The man, who neighbors say is in his late 60s, was attacked by two men along the 1500 block of Moore Street around 5:00 a.m., according to Philadelphia Police.

    The victim was badly beaten in the head before having a bag stolen by the attackers, police said. The suspects then fled the scene.

    "They just wanted to grab something hoping that there was something valuable in [the bag], but the only thing the man has in there is his lunch bag," said John Dierich, a neighbor who witnessed the attack. He said the assault happened very quickly lasting only about 30 seconds and that the man was bleeding profusely from his head.

    The victim was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is listed in critical condition. Police say doctors are working to stop the bleeding.

    Police did not have descriptions of the suspects immediately available.

    Detectives are on scene investigating.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.