VIDEO: 78-Year-Old Man Beaten, Robbed, And Carjacked After Pulling In Restaurant

Police are searching for three suspects who brutally attacked a 78-year-old man and left him lying in a parking lot.

Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has released shocking surveillance footage in an attempt to locate three men who brutally attacked a 78-year-old man during a carjacking (video below).

“Once you see this video, it should shock everybody,” LVMPD Captain Laz Chavez said during a press conference on Wednesday morning.

“This is one of our most vulnerable victims in Las Vegas — the elderly,” he added

“This man provided no resistance, and yet these men savagely beat him, took his car keys, took his cell phone, and even after they retrieved all that, they went back and beat him some more,” Capt. Chavez said.

The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday outside a restaurant on Fremont Street, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The retiree had just pulled into the parking lot, and was planning to head into the restaurant to pick up a meal.

But as he got out of his gold 2001 Ford Taurus, he “almost immediately [was] savagely attacked,” by three men, Capt. Chavez said.

A man in a white shirt approached the senior citizen and grabbed at something in the man’s hand, security footage showed.

Simultaneously, a man with a red backpack reached for the victim’s waistband from behind, and the third assailant shoved the elderly man to the ground.

The victim fell onto his back and attempted to cover his face and head while the third attacker punched him repeatedly.

The assailants left the injured man lying on the pavement, and sped off with his vehicle and cell phone, police said.

“He complied, gave his car keys, and yet he was still attacked,” Capt. Chavez said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This cannot be tolerated.”

The captain said he met with the victim at the hospital on Wednesday morning, and that he vowed to find the men responsible for the vicious attack.

“I promised him that this community would come together and do what we can to find these three men who, for no apparent reason, none whatsoever, attacked this man,” he said.

Capt. Chavez did not disclose the extent of the victim’s injuries, but said they were “pretty substantial.”

“His eyes are swollen, his face is beaten,” he said.

Police described the suspects as thinly-built black males in their late teens to early 20s, and said they believe they likely live in the area.

The captain specifically addressed the suspects during the press conference, and urged them to surrender.

“It’s time for you to turn yourselves in now,” he said. “Give him back his dignity.”

Capt. Chavez said that witnesses told police they have seen the men in the neighborhood in the past.

They also matched the description of several suspects associated with a series of attempted vehicle burglaries and other “low-level street crimes,” in the area, the captain noted.

He urged locals to watch the video closely, and to contact the LVMPD if they have information that might aid investigators.

Police said that apprehending the men had become the “number one priority of Downtown Area Command,” and that they will face numerous charges – including attempted murder, KTNV reported.

“If we don’t catch these men now, they could absolutely do this again to someone else,” Capt. Chavez said.

UPDATE: Fox5Vegas reports that four suspects were arrested Wednesday night, and that they had gone on a crime spree specifically targeting the elderly.

You can see security footage of the attack in the video below:

Comments (76)
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Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Usual suspects. When I see these I really wish the victim would have been armed and shot dead 3 useless turds that will no doubt repeat this crime until they get shot or are arrested.

angeleyes
angeleyes

why does anyone call them men, they are cowardly thugs who prey on the helpless. even if the gentleman had a gun, he didn't have time to use it and they may have gotten that as well. so glad four have been arrested, let's hope they are charged and rot in jail, beaten everyday so they know what it's like.

cspcapt
cspcapt

is this the collateral damage pelossi called for?

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

I won that bet before even watching the video!

LEO0301
LEO0301

13% of the population, yet....the same story repeated daily throughout America.

Propolice
Propolice

Not surprised at who the culprits are. I just don’t understand why they think police target them ...maybe because they act like monsters and need to be PUT DOWN not away

Saron
Saron

Lord help us. This type thing happens way too often and unfortunately with a deadly result. Being a senior I know how vulnerable we are. When the punks are found they should be dealt with harshly.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Black assailents What a surprise

Bambie
Bambie

So sad I hope they catch these low life scums!!!

Bluesupporter
Bluesupporter

It's sad when you read a headline and immediately know the race of the perpetrators...

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Det_John said , " that will no doubt repeat this crime until they get shot or are arrested."

Hi Det_John ...My guess is that they soon will be shot and if shot then shot dead. Personally, there are no sympathies that remain from me for this 5% BM population demographic as its always the same despicable players who prey upon and commit violence upon others-- (BM's between 12 to 45). For those BM's that are part of the good exceptions then get up off your asses, speak out against these acts of violence, and police your own as this affects the perception of you as well. As is stands right now YOUR SILENCE IS DEAFENING !.

DWT
DWT

Not a hate crime I guess! If it were the other way around it would be on thenational news

Skidoo
Skidoo

It's men like those 3 who give assholes a bad name.

FuzzBall44
FuzzBall44

Only the lowest form of subhumans would prey on the elderly. These 3 douchebags should be shot on sight! They deserve nothing less!

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

So, where’s BurgerBoy or HighestMoron? Inconvenient truth, I guess?!?!?

Stanracer
Stanracer

The animals, the animals, trapped, trapped, trapped til the cage is full.....

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Where is the outrage. I haven't seen this on the national news !! Oh yeah, its a black on white crime so it doesn't count or mean anything. Continue on thugs. They are like jackals and hyenas prowling and picking off the elderly or disabled. I'm confident they would have kicked the cane from a blind person and beat the crap out of them and stole what they had. Despicable. KARMA, KARMA, KARMA

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

I can't comment (because of the anger I feel) on this racially sensitive matter.

merlin9
merlin9

Get armed! Get trained!

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

So sad

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

I HOPE THEY CATCH ALL THREE OF THESE BLACK BASTARDS, THEY ARE TOO DAMN STUPID TO GET A JOB THEY WOULD RATHER PICK ON AN OLD MAN AND ALMOST BEAT HIM TO DEATH, I WISH THAT A CONCEALED WEAPON CITIZEN HAD BEEN IN THE PARKING LOT AND BLEW ALL THEIR FUCKING BRAINS OUT.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Looks like LCD and his buddies.

Saints
Saints

It really is unbelievable how HEARTLESS some PSOS ARE!!!... would really like to hear Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Obama defend this ASSHOLES!!!!.... WHAT WOULD BE THEIR SCUSE???...

Hannibal
Hannibal

Big surprise....

Hannibal
Hannibal

And they wonder why we cross the street and get scared.

TheOwlGuy
TheOwlGuy

Why can't they pick on an angry armed asshole like me?

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

When you are raised in a broken home with no morals and have no parental supervision and no decent people in your life for positive role models, this is what you get. Scumbags breed more scumbags.

5150
5150

What a bunch of animals. There is no fix for their kind of broken.

JDS
JDS

No hate crime?

America1st
America1st

BS!! Turn this around and it’s HUGE news saying “ 3 white thugs beat innocent black man in a obvious hate crime” double standard bullshit!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

When quoting crime and the 13% total US black population --The disproportionate percentages are actually much worse as crime and violence is typically perpetuated by only ~ 4-5% of the total US black population ( a BM demographic ages 12 to 45). The remaining ~8% are usually not the problem ....at least not as it pertains to violent crime. Notice the following: This story has not shown up on the national news. The media protects or downplays negativity as it pertains to blacks even in cases of heinous crime like described here. When you watch TV you will see their representation on approximately 90+% of TV commercials and as much as 50-60% of the actors in those same commercials, and yet they are only 13% of the US population. Where is the equivalent representation for Hispanics, Asians or Middle Eastern backgrounds? When is the last time you even saw a commercial with Asians or Hispanics or Middle Eastern actors? On those same commercials how blacks are portrayed as in an almost "fantasy propaganda" in an overtly optimized representation ( typically portrayed as highly wealthy, with a present father figure, in the leader role, the "know it all" role, etc. ) Notice how desperate a few black site members are in regards to attempting to deflect,lie or deny the hugely disproportionate percentage of negative behaviors and crimes committed by blacks despite news, repetitious and abundant videos and statistics to the contrary. As if they will convince others. That you wont think and see for yourself. More and more cases are being brought forth to higher courts to contest affirmative action issues regarding blacks pertaining to employment selection, employment favored/disparate treatment or favored college admissions. Despite the USA currently being at its lowest level of black ( and Hispanic ) unemployment since the early 1960's; a significant percentage still stay unemployed......

Noticed? If you have you are not alone. We are being fed sanitized and optimized propaganda to ignore the negatives and accept the spoon fed exaggerated and patronizing "positives". Who is behind this ? the NAACP? ACLU? Stand up and make your voices and votes count as it pertains to this subject.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I suggest you stand up and write more erotic fiction like that other story you started, @THEDUKE

TheReasonBeing
TheReasonBeing

execute these black savages. they are worthless. lower than pets. execute them. www.newnation.com

LawAbidingCitizen
LawAbidingCitizen

US population: Approx 330,000,000 Whites: Approx 279,000,000 Blacks: Approx 40,000,000 Hispanics: Approx 8,000,000 Other: Approx 2,000,000

Yet Blacks commit over 50% of the homicides and 70% of violent crime. (FBI UCR data)

Games played by blacks against unsuspecting non-blacks, mostly on Whites:

-Polar Bear Hunting: Spotting older white people and attacking them, usually 2 or more blacks.

-Happy Slapping: When a White person makes eye contact with a black and the White person smiles results in an attack usually by 2 or more blacks.

-Point 'em out knock 'em out: A group of blacks goes around spotting non-blacks and one negro sucker punches that person in an effort to "knock 'em out".

-Beat Whitey Night: A large group of blacks finds an event where it's mostly White people. They wait until the event is over and the large White crowd is returning to their cars and the black mob runs through the crowd attacking the White women and kids and old folks.

There's a couple of more "games" but I think you get the point...

Politicians, Hollywood, black community activists, liberals, the news media and Law Enforcement (local PDs and Feds) are all well aware of these games, yet not a peep.

But if the roles were reversed...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

This all sounds like alt-right bullshit. Not one reference?

Warfighter2005
Warfighter2005

They hunt & prey in packs just like animals!

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

Pants Up, Don't Loot!

HowieFelterSnatch
HowieFelterSnatch

If Obama had sons.

Dusty Rhodes
Dusty Rhodes

your numbers are way off but still a good post

PPD
PPD

More of those “teens”!

mosmo5
mosmo5

This happened a few years ago here in Columbus, Ohio at a Giant Eagle. Unfortunately for the 2 thugs that tried to rob the elderly couple in the parking lot. Little did they know that I grabbed my 4ft. metal pry bar that I keep in my car and yelled at them as I was swinging it "Get Away From My Mom and Dad!" They said "Nigga these white folks ain't yo Mom and Dad!" I said "THEY ARE TODAY!" One of them had a Shattered Kneecap and the other one had Busted Cartilage in his nose!" The special duty police officer came out to the parking lot and said "Barbara, I didn't see a thing" as the thugs ran off screaming LOL