SFPD searches for suspect who assaulted elderly man

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The San Francisco Police Department is seeking public health in finding a man who was caught on video assaulting an elderly man. 

The incident happened on January 8, in Natoma Street and New Montgomery Street at about 7:39 a.m. According to the 78-year-old victim, the attack was unprovoked. 

SFPD said that the victim was unable to stand up on his own after the attack. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  

The suspect fled on foot and was described by police as a white or Hispanic male. He is in his late 30s or early 40s with a short beard. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with white writing, a white shirt, and black-and-white shoes. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD’s Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.