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Video Shows Elderly Man Getting Jumped, Beaten By Group Of Attackers In Berkeley

As the victim fell to the ground, two of the attackers ran and began to kick the man in the face.

By Stefan Lembo-Stolba

Police are looking for a group of young men after video captured them brutally beating and kicking an elderly man in Berkeley, California earlier this month.

Surveillance video shows a group of four or more men sneak up behind the victim and hit him over the head on the night of July 6.

As the victim fell to the ground, two of the attackers ran and began to kick the man in the face. Several more men approached the man and began to hit him while he was lying on the ground, the video shows.

"No money was taken. There were no demands made," Berkeley Police officer Byron White told ABC7 in San Francisco.

Berkeley police said that the victim, 72, was walking alone at 3:30 a.m. near the University of California, Berkeley’s main campus, according to KPIX5 in San Francisco.

The victim sustained serious injuries from the beating and police say he was treated at a local hospital and soon released.

"That's terrible. I can't imagine why they do it. 72 years old. It's like an old man. How you can do that like that?" said Chloe Guo, the owner of a restaurant that provided one of the videos to the police.

The only description offered by police was that the suspects were African-American in their late teens or early 20s, according to KPIX5. Police say the suspects fled in a newer model silver or white minivan.

Berkeley police are actively searching for the suspects and urge anyone with information to contact authorities.

"The lighting isn't ideal, so we're hoping that someone will recognize a piece of clothing or perhaps the way the suspects walk," White told ABC7.

[Photo: Berkeley Police Department]

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