QPD looking for two robbery suspects in attack

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By Alice Du Pont



Quincy police needs the public’s help in finding two young men who they say attacked and robbed a 68-year-old man in broad daylight as he walked home from a convenience store near his home around noon Oct. 30.


Asst. Chief Glenn Sapp said the elderly man was attacked after leaving the Golden Falcon store at the corner of Pat Thomas Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


“He goes to the store almost every day around that same time to socialize and pick up little items. On his way home, he got jumped by two men believed to be in their late teens or early 20s. They started punching him right away, so he didn’t see very much. One of the men was wearing a red jacket with a hood, and the other was wearing a jacket dark in color” Sapp said.


The K-9 unit was brought to the area and tracked the scent to Williams Street. Sapp said it is believed that the men live in the area where the scent could no longer be detected.


“He was able to get up and walk home, where he collapsed in the front yard where someone called the police and EMS. He suffered non-life threatening injuries to the facial area. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released,” Sapp said.


Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Lt. Larry Gilyard at 850-627-7111. Information leading to the arrests and conviction of the culprits could receive a reward.