Elderly man physically attacked during attempted robbery

Jonesboro, Ark. – An older man was attacked this week in Jonesboro during an attempted robbery.

It happened sometime around 4 PM on December 7 (Wednesday) at the 1700-block of East Johnson Avenue. The report made with police said male victim, 82, of Jonesboro, was attempting to get gas on Johnson Avenue. The man said a black female began shouting at him, possibly because he had walked to the wrong car, so he apologized and thought nothing of it.

After this, a black male suspect walked up to him and demanded $20. The older man refused and that’s when he said the suspect punched him in the face with a closed fist. The victim went to the ground but did not believe he lost consciousness. However, when he returned to his feet, the suspect was gone.

The man’s mouth was still bleeding when he made the report to JPD.

Anyone with any information about this incident may submit a tip online to police here.


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