Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the creeps responsible for three separate, violent robberies targeting seniors — one of which left a 70-year-old Bronx man in critical condition.
In that vicious mugging, five men jumped the elderly man inside his building near Beach Avenue and Archer Street in Van Nest around 12:30 a.m. March 7, cops said.
The gang roughed up the senior, bludgeoned him with a metal object, and then ransacked his apartment, authorities said.
The badly beaten man was found lying in the building’s hallway, and rushed to an area hospital in critical condition with significant trauma to his head and face.
It wasn’t immediately clear what was stolen from the apartment.
Investigators released these surveillance photos of the five suspects, as well as a female person of interest.
In an unrelated incident two days later, an 87-year-old man was robbed outside his building near East Sixth Street and First Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village around 7:15 p.m., cops said.
The brute grabbed the senior from behind, snatched his wallet, and threw him to the ground, according to authorities.
The assailant — described by cops as a mustachioed man looking to be about 30-years-old and 5-foot-10 — ran off with the wallet, which contained about $230 in cash.
His victim declined medical attention at the scene.
The third attack occurred around 1:45 p.m. March 12, when two teenage boys mugged a 75-year-old man near Saratoga and St. Marks avenues in Brownsville, Brooklyn, police said.
The duo choked their elderly victim, threw him to the ground, and fled with about $300 cash and the man’s ID, officials said.
The senior wasn’t seriously injured.
Both suspects are described as about 5-foot-7 with thin builds.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.