WFPD Searching For Suspect

Wichita Falls Police are searching for a man who beat and robbed an elderly man Monday night.

Police said they responded to a 911 call just before 5:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of Travis Street. When they arrived on the scene, they found an elderly man severely beaten and his car was stolen.  He was later taken to United Regional Hospital. Monday night he was in serious condition.

Newschannel 6 was on the scene when the story broke and reached out to neighbors who said this quiet neighborhood does not welcome this type of crime.

“It’s not a good thing.  It’s never a good thing to see an elderly person taken advantage of in that fashion,” said Ruben Rangel, who lives nearby. “It’s not good for the neighborhood.  We can put up with the small thefts. We can put up with losing items out of the yard, but this is totally crossing the line, totally crossing the line.”

Police said they found the victim's car Monday night, but the criminal is still on the loose. Police describe him as an African-American, about 5’8” wearing a white t-shirt and baggie jeans. He was possibly wearing a black bandana. Police also said that the person of interest may have also suffered injuries during the robbery.

If you have any information about this crime, or know the identity of the suspect, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (940) 322- 9888.

, Newschannel 6