Police searching for man who pushed elderly man to ground in Dyker Heights dispute

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The NYPD is asking for help finding the man who pushed an elderly man to the ground, causing minor injuries, after a verbal dispute inside a 65th Street gas station in Dyker Heights on May 14.

The assault occurred at the station at 13th Avenue just before 6:30 pm, police said. The perp fled in an unknown direction after doing the deed, and emergency medical personnel transported the elderly man to Lutheran Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, according to the report.

Police describe the man as about 35 years old and six feet tall, with short black hair, a black beard, and a large build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray pants, and black and white sneakers, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477 or at (888) 577–4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.comor by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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