Elderly Richmond man robbed and beaten outside of home
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police are on the hunt for a man who may go by the name "Mike" in reference to the robbery of a 91-year-old man in the East End.
Grover Tunstall was beaten outside of his home, attacked and robbed of his wallet and nearly $200.
"Were you hurt pretty bad?" NBC 12 asked.
"Yeah, hurt pretty bad," Tunstall said.
It was 11 p.m. last Monday. Tunstall was in his backyard on North 22nd Street when someone attacked him and went through his pockets looking for cash. He tried to fight back.
"I grabbed him. He run. He knocked me down and run," he said.
The robber took his wallet with cash, a debit card and Tunstall's ID inside.
"He was faster than I was," Tunstall added.
At the convenience store not even a block from his home, folks know Tunstall on a first-name basis.
"That's shocking to me in this area, because everyone here knows him. Had to be someone drifting through. It can't be no one around here," said Charles Crenshaw.
"Why would they do it? He doesn't bother anybody…He's very kind. He's quiet," Alicia Howard added.
"I don't bother nobody," Tunstall said.
It's a lesson that's helped him lived this long.
"I'll be 92 this year," he said.
He's also learned to keep fighting, even when others do you wrong.
"They robbed me…I gotta get my ID back. I got my other cards back," he said.
"I would have never thought him of all people in this neighborhood," Howard said.
The suspect in this case is about 6 feet 6 inches tall, has a stocky build and is believed to be in his late 20s or 30s. If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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