Sunrise, Florida police are investigating allegations that an elderly hitchhiker in the area was robbed and beaten. On November 14, an 84-year-old man in Sunrise negotiated with two other men for a ride from Fort Lauderdale to the home of a friend in Lauderhill. They agreed to have him sit in the back of their old tan car and, for $20, that they would drop him off at his friend’s house.
The older man became suspicious that the men were not planning on taking him to the house in Lauderhill early on. The driver took the car in the opposite direction than they would have gone to head directly to Lauderhill. When the older hitchhiker inquired about their destination, the other men indicated that they planned to stop at a Mobil gas station on Northwest 60th Avenue.
The driver pulled over. The man in the passenger’s seat got out, opened the backseat door, and demanded that the elderly hitchhiker hand over all of his money. The older man refused to give him any more money.
At that point, the man punched the elderly hitchhiker in the face, then drew a knife. While threatening the elderly man with the knife, he elbowed the older man in the face. At that point, the man who had been the passenger reached into the hitchhiker’s back pocket, taking his wallet. The robber rifled through the wallet and took $200, all of the cash. He also took the hitchhiker’s planner from his front pocket.
The hitchhiker retrieved his wallet from the robbers, who drove off, leaving him there alone. The police located the knife at the scene of the crime.
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