91-Year-Old Man Attacked While Visiting Wife’s Grave in Santa Clara
Santa Clara police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in an “unprovoked and ruthless” attack on a 91-year-old man visiting his late wife’s gravesite.
The incident was reported 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Mission City Memorial Park cemetery. Police said a male suspect struck the elderly man on the head from behind with a large rock before. The suspect stole property from the victim and took off on a bike, according to police.
Responding officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a man between 35 to 50 years old, standing 5 foot 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build. Police said the suspect also has slicked-back hair, a grey mustache and was wearing a white T-shirt with long black shorts. He was last seen riding a grey and black mountain bike.
The victim was transported to a hospital.
Suspect sketch in the attack of an elderly man in Santa Clara. (Sept. 26, 2019)
Photo credit: Santa Clara Police
Police said the attack appears to be an isolated one. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Nick Richards at 408-615-4814 or anonymously at 408-615-4TIP (4847).