A teenager brutally beat an 80-year-old man on the subway — spraying him with an unknown substance, putting him in a chokehold and punching him in the chest before running off with his wallet, police said Tuesday.
The teen robber approached the octogenarian while he was entering the A/C subway line at Pitkin Avenue and Euclid Avenue in East New York around 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, cops said.
“The 80-year-old male victim was at the turnstile to enter the A/C line when an unknown individual approached him, flashed a light into his eyes and then sprayed him in the face with an unknown substance,” according to the NYPD.
“The individual then placed the victim in a chokehold and forcibly removed the victim’s wallet from his pants pocket.”
During the struggle, the kid punched the elderly stranger in the chest and fled above ground with his wallet, which contained personal identification and a bank card, cops said.
The victim was treated at the scene and refused further medical attention.
Police released surveillance video that shows the suspect going through a turnstile alone.