Fredericksburg attack: Elderly man attacked during morning walk

An elderly Fredericksburg man is recovering after he was attacked while on a walk Tuesday morning. Police say it happened in the 3300 block of Fall Hill Avenue as the 72-year-old was walking toward the Normandy Village bridge.

According to the victim, he was approached by a man who demanded money. When he denied having anything of value, the suspect threw him to the ground and repeatedly punched him in the face before running from the scene.

The victim was treated for injuries to his face, right arm and ankle. Police are looking for the suspect.

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