A 72-year-old man named Jin Lee has spoken out about a violent, random attack that occurred while he was out shopping with his wife at a mall in Elmhurst Queens.
Lee was pushed up against a wall and punched by a suspect who then rummaged through his pockets before running away.
Lee’s wife called 911, and he was taken to the hospital after the attack.
The incident has added to the number of concerning random attacks throughout the city, with assaults and robberies spiking by at least 20 percent.
Police are working to track down the suspect, who was caught on surveillance cameras and appears to be a thin man in his 20s wearing a black hat, jacket, and light gray sweats.
Lee still has back pain from the attack, but he is not living in fear and hopes that no one else experiences what he did.