Blind 75-Year-Old Man Robbed, Beaten in Upper Darby Attack

Police in suburban Philadelphia say a legally blind 75-year-old man was beaten and robbed in broad daylight while walking home from a Septa stop.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says $100 in cash and a phone were taken in the attack that happened Sunday around 2:30 p.m. while walking home from the 69th Street Terminal.

Speaking from the hospital, the victim told NBC10 that he is "upset" and "not too happy" after the attack.

"I went down hard," he said.

Chitwood took to Twitter on Monday to ask for the public's help in catching the person who committed the crime. He called the suspect a "scumbag" and a "predator" who needs to be taken down.

"It angers me when you see somebody who is minding their own business," Chitwood said. 

Every day, the victim takes the Market-Frankford line to 30th Street Station and walks through the city to get some exercise. He then makes his way back to the El and heads home, Chitwood said. 

"And then this predator, this scumbag, beats him and robs," he said. "Hopefully somebody helps us and we can get this guy off the street." 

The victim, who has not been identified, has been hospitalized with a possible fractured femur.

No other details were released.

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