The entire shameful incident was caught by security cameras and it took the authorities two days to arrest the attackers after the local police released the video.
The evening of November 5, a 78-year-old man got out of his car to have dinner in a Las Vegas restaurant when he was ambushed by three young men and beaten before they took his vehicle, as Review-Journal reported.
Around 5 p.m. on that day, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was notified about the events that took place at the 2500 block of Fremont Street. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
The elderly victim was sent to the hospital, and although there has not been a proper update on his condition, police said that his injuries are serious enough for substantial bodily harm enhancement to be added to the charges the assailants will face.
Captain Lazaro Chavez released the disturbing footage provided by the restaurant on the Downtown Area Command’s Twitter account asking for any leads about the perpetrators.
During a press conference, Chavez shared that he had visited the victim at the hospital and promised him that he was going to find the men who viciously attacked him even though he didn’t try to resist the robbery.
“He complied, gave his car keys, and yet he was still attacked. This cannot be tolerated,” Chavez said.
“Once you see this video, it should shock everybody. This is one of our most vulnerable victims in Las Vegas — the elderly,” the law enforcer revealed, calling the case his “Number 1. priority.”
A few hours after the clip was released, the stolen vehicle, a 2001 gold Ford Taurus, was recovered, and on November 8, the police captain took to Twitter once again to break the news about the arrest of the carjackers.
“UPDATE! Arrests Made! Vital tips from people who saw this story helped locate the stolen car and lead officers to the arrest of multiple suspects. More details to come. We thank everyone for their assistance with this case!”
-Captain Lazaro Chavez, Twitter, November 8, 2018.
A total of four young men were captured by the police in relation to a series of car robberies involving elderly victims, including the aforementioned case, while one of the men in the security video is yet to be found.
It is a shame that these criminals target the most vulnerable population and use unnecessary force to get what they want from their victims, showing no signs of doubt before harming an old person.
In London, the UK, a 98-year-old man named Peter Gouldstone was found in a "semi-conscious state at his home by his son after been savagely beaten up by people who entered his home to steal some of his belongings.
According to the neighbors, Gouldstone couldn’t even take the trash out of his home without assistance, what makes the local police call the incident a “brutal and senseless” attack.
Many times these cowards wait for the elderly target when he or she is alone, and they show what they are made of when beat them only for the sake of it when they can simply walk away.
Recently, a video of a young person throwing an older man to the floor and shouting offensive things at him for no apparent reason other than the man’s age was released, causing much outrage because it happened in front of several passersby who did nothing to prevent it.
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