A 13-year-old boy has been apprehended for his involvement in the brutal assault of a 76-year-old man in the Bronx on the weekend, according to police authorities.
A teenager, whose identity remains undisclosed due to his underage status, was apprehended on Monday evening. He has been charged with robbery for his heartless assault on a man who is nearly six times his age. The incident took place in the Kingsbridge Heights neighborhood.
Early Sunday morning, a young boy, accompanied by two other individuals, approached the victim as he was walking at Webb and Sedgwick avenues. The boy, along with his accomplices, were riding mopeds at the time, according to the police.
The trio proceeded to search through the pockets of the elderly man and took hold of his cell phone. Unfortunately, one of them carelessly dropped it on the sidewalk, resulting in a damaged screen, according to the police.
First responders attended to the victim, providing treatment for a cut on his head and addressing the pain he was experiencing.
As of Tuesday, the authorities were still searching for the alleged accomplices of the youngster.
The NYPD released a video on Monday showing the suspected muggers, who were wearing winter coats with their hoods pulled up.
The video shows two mopeds in clear view.
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