UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Battered and bruised, 63-year-old John, who was concerned about revealing his full identity, tells Eyewitness News that he’s glad to be alive.
His knee is bandaged. He has bruises to his face and arm. He was walking near Sansom Street and Fairfield Avenue on a calm early evening on Wednesday in Upper Darby.READ MORE: Mother Of 6 Stabbed To Death In West Philly Had Protective Order Against Fiance Charged In Her Murder
“Just walking through the neighborhood, like he does all the time,” described Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says two men approached John from behind.
“Apparently they run up on him, knock him down,” Chitwood said, adding that they demanded money.READ MORE: Philabundance Distributing More Food Than Ever Amid Skyrocketing Prices Caused By Inflation
Thursday, as John recovered, Upper Darby police searched the area for any video that may show the suspects and lead to an arrest.
“It angers me because, No. 1, they’re cowardly acts,” Chitwood said. “Second, it’s two guys on a 63-year-old guy, to beat him. Thank God he’s not dead.”
Upper Darby police have reviewed surveillance video from nearby businesses, but nothing shows the incident or the suspects.MORE NEWS: Darren Arnold Sought For Allegedly Setting Fire To West Philly Home Where 150 Jugs Of Gasoline Were Found
Anyone with information is asked to call the Upper Darby Police.