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84-Year-Old Man Robbed While Walking to St. Sebastian’s Church in Woodside Sunday

The suspect and 43-14 60th St. (NYPD and Google Maps)

Aug. 7, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A feisty 84-year-old man – who was on his way to mass at St. Sebastian’s church in Woodside on Sunday– was attacked and robbed.

The elderly man was walking in front of 43-14 60th St. at around 7:45 a.m. when the suspect approached him from behind and tried to steal his wallet from his pants pocket, according to police.

The senior, who was identified as Oliver Neligan by Pix11 News, told the TV outlet that he fought back and threw a cup of coffee at the attacker to fend him off.

“Then he grabbed me and I kind of wrestled with him, and we went down,” Neligan said.

Neligan’s head hit a wall as he fell to the ground. He suffered a bump on his head, a cut on his elbow and bruised ribs, the outlet reported.

He was transferred to LIJ Forest Hills Hospital in stable condition, police said.

The suspect fled the scene with Neligan’s eyeglasses, police said. The suspect did not get his wallet.

Neligan’s attacker is described as being 5 feet and 8 inches tall, black and having a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black sweat pants with white stripes on the side, black sneakers, a black backpack and a white face mask.

Police released video footage of the suspect from before the alleged incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Wake up!

No one can get a thing done regarding the guilty bring brought to justice if we can’t describe what the person looked like!!!

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

Does that offend you less than when they don’t?

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actually print the facts...

No it offends me when they try and promote a false progressive narrative that minorities are the victims of our society…instead of just printing reality…Sleepy Joe says try to be more diverse…and try to be more black and vote for him

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

So everything is about race for you? Tell us more about your hurt feelings Trumptard.

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alzheimer joe

everything is about race for the left wing radicals…where have you been??…see ya at the polls!!…oh yeah and Kamala Harris as VP candidate…not because race or anything…hahahah

The Trump lovers made this about race...

Huh? It was a Trump lover that first complained the article wasn’t PC enough for them. Try and pay attention!

Always our fault

How do you know the 84 year old guy didnt start it? Right away you assume it was the black/latin guy.

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Melissa

That’s a joke right? An 84 year old man started something that incited this individual to steal his glasses???

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Jay

People need to understand that cops are now just responding to crimes after they occur and doing the paperwork. Little can be done to prevent it other than speaking at community meetings, releasing data and warning the public about upticks. Its almost like the public is on its own and anything can happen anywhere.

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Marie OConnell

So sad used to be safe over there don’t mess with the Irish we don’t go down easy

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Paging Charles Bronson...

For all those nostalgic for the gritty, bad old, high-crime, graffiti-smothered, pre-Giuliani days of the 70s and 80s, your wish is coming true.

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Guest

Need a honeypot, bait these one by one, and then beat them senseless when they attempt to rob/punch/push elderly people. Remember some guy punched a guy at Chase few years ago, Cuomo was not doing anything back then so this is not mainly his fault. This is lack of police, safety and low life trash like this guy knowing he won’t get caught.

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Jessica

All the state and city cares about is protecting criminals and feeding the rich (literally). Cuomo said he would cook for millionaires if they came back.

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What's wrong with Trump and other wealthy billionaire elites?

Just because he owns 9 golf clubs, you think he only cares about the rich?!

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rikki

you would think so but show me ONE black man ever charged and convicted of a hate crime, even when its on video.

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Gregory Alfred in Brooklyn is a recent example

A black man charged and convicted of a hate crime. I agree with you–it definitely happens, and we have tons of evidence!

Look up Mitchell v. Wisconsin and get back to us

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