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Robber attacks man, 74, in McDonald's restroom, fractures his back

Gwinnett County police on Friday released this picture of a suspect in the robbery and assault of a 74-year-old man whose back was fractured.
Gwinnett County police on Friday released this picture of a suspect in the robbery and assault of a 74-year-old man whose back was fractured.
Gwinnett County police

A 74-year-old man was attacked and his back fractured in the restroom of a McDonald’s earlier this week in Norcross.

And police on Friday said they are still searching for the elderly man’s attacker. They have released a picture of the suspect, hoping someone can help them identify and catch him.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. at the fast food restaurant at 1650 Indian Trail, according to Gwinnett County police.

The suspect allegedly followed the suspect into the bathroom and attempted to take the victim’s wallet out of his pocket, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

“When the victim resisted, the suspect physically attacked him, knocking him to the floor,” Cpl. Smith said. “The victim was injured during the attack; his injuries included a laceration on his face and a fractured back.”

The suspect, described as a black man between 40 to 50 years old with a mustache, fled with the victim’s wallet, Cpl. Smith said. Police have not released any details on what was in the wallet.

The suspect who is 6-feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds was gone by the time officers arrived.

Anyone with information on this suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call the Robbery Unit detectives at (770) 513-5300. To remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 557-8477, or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can receive up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

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