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Elderly man robbed of bible, eyeglasses

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The reward has been increased for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who assaulted a 92-year-old man for his bible and eyeglasses.

Ricardo Velez, 92, was followed into his apartment building on West 18th Street in Manhattan on Monday night and knocked to the ground, according to the NYPD.

The suspect stole the man's bag which contained the items. The elderly man reportedly suffered a broken hip in the attack.

An initial reward of $12,000 was increased to $22,000 with the additional money coming from the Mayor's Office.

Surveillance video of the attack which was released on Thursday shows the suspect wearing a red cap and black T-shirt and walking with a limp.

He is described by police as a man in his 30s.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following:


Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

Text your tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577

Police say that all calls are confidential.

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