November 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM
PATERSON, NJ - An 83-year-old man who tried defended himself with his cane was robbed and beaten near the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Atlantic Street on Monday evening, police said.
The victim was walking home at about 5 pm when his attacker grabbed him by the shoulder, threw him against a car and knocked him to the ground, said Lt. Richard Reyes. The elderly man tried to use his cane to fend off the suspect, but the robber took the victim's wallet and prescription eyeglasses, police said.
The victim was treated at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for bruises to his face and his head, police said.