Cops are looking for a man caught on video beating a 90-year-old passerby with a cane in an unprovoked attack on an Inwood sidewalk.
The shocking surveillance video released by police Saturday shows the assailant turned abruptly and kicked the elderly man’s shopping cart on Broadway near W. 204 St. around 5:55 p.m. Friday.
The attacker, believed to be in his 20s, then wound up and swung his cane, slamming his defenseless victim in the head.
A good Samaritan quickly intervened, pushing the attacker away and fending off the attack against the old man, the video shows.
Medics rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he was treated for cuts to his ear and head. He is in serious but stable condition, according to police.
Cops are asking the public’s help identifying and locating the suspect.
He is described as dark skinned, between 20 and 30, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 and around 150 pounds. He was wearing headphones over a blue Yankees baseball cap, a black shirt over a gray long-sleeved shirt, blue pants with checker box print and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.