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Cops After Suspect In iPod Scam And Assault Near Prospect Park

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(Photo via NYPD)
(Photo via NYPD)

Police are searching for a suspect accused of scamming and beating up an elderly man near Prospect Park on June 29.

A 70-year-old man tried to buy an iPod from the suspect (pictured above), outside of 730 Flatbush Avenue between Parkside and Woodruff Avenues, near Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 29. The man handed the suspect cash, and received no iPod, according to police. When the victim tried to get his money back, the suspect punched him in the face and head multiple times, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then fled the scene on a scooter.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital to be treated for his injuries, cops say.

The suspect is described as a black male with black hair, about 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black sneakers, black shirt and red shorts.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also, submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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  1. A misunderstanding I’m sure. Police should request that the man turn himself in to his nearest precinct, if he chooses not to then he should remain free. In the current climate, why bother trying pursuing him if there is a chance that he will not want to be arrested willingly. Spend time on murder and/or shooting cases and leave “Broken Window” cases like this be.

  2. Indeed, perhaps all arrests should from now on involve only suspects who surrender voluntarily. This would certainly result in fewer cases of police brutality.

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