Police: 75-year-old legally blind man attacked in Upper Darby

- Police say a legally blind 75-year-old man was beaten and robbed in broad daylight.

Upper Darby police returned to Glendale Road Monday night looking for surveillance video in the brutal attack Sunday afternoon on a man who is legally blind.

"This was a vicious, violent, sadistic attack for no reason other than pure simple robbery," Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.

"That's crazy. For somebody that's minding their own business, walking home. That's crazy," the victim's neighbor Michele Yorrick told FOX 29.

Neighbors described the victim as a friendly man who has lived here for years. Police say he likes to walk back and forth from 69th Street Station where he takes the train into Philadelphia as part of his daily routine.

"He's a nice guy. Every now and then I walk up to the top of the block by the garage, I would see him, ask him how he's doing," Yorrick explained.

Police say the victim had gotten off the train around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. He was walking down the unit block of Glendale when he was attacked.

"He's attacked from behind. He's thrown viciously to the ground. He's kicked. He's punched,"  Superintendent Chitwood said.

The victim was robbed of $100, his cell phone and backpack. He was raced to Delaware County Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery Monday morning for a broken femur.

"I hope he has a speedy recovery and I wish him all the best. Hurry up and get back home," Yorrick said.

"The guy that did it I call him a scumbag. He's a predator. He's no good and we need to take him off the street, gotta get him off the street," Chitwood said.

Police are pouring over video from surveillance cameras on the block looking for video of the person either before or after the attack. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Upper Darby police.

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