UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) – Police in Delaware County are searching for one of two suspects who were caught on surveillance video assaulting and robbing a wheelchair-bound man inside his apartment.
The incident happened at about 5:30 a.m. on July 26th inside an apartment in Upper Darby.
According to investigators, the two suspects entered the victim’s apartment and pulled the victim, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, out of his wheelchair and began to beat him.
The suspects left the victim on the floor and actually stood on him at one point.
The suspects then ransacked the victim’s apartment, taking several items, including a flat-screen TV.
Investigators say the suspects were apparently after Oxycodone, which the victim takes to deal with his pain.
“There’s somebody who physically disabled because of muscular dystrophy and these bums walk in and do what they did. It’s cruel and inhumane … (if) they get convicted, they should throw them away forever,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.
One of the suspects, 23-year-old Dominic Henderson, was arrested the same day. He is being held on $50,000 cash bail. A second suspect, identified by police as 21-year-old Keenan Smith, remains at large.
Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is urged to contact police.