Do you know this man? Police need your help

Authorities are asking anyone who may recognize the suspect or know of his whereabouts to call the Norfolk Crime Line. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)
Authorities are asking anyone who may recognize the suspect or know of his whereabouts to call the Norfolk Crime Line. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)

NORFOLK — Police here are asking the public for help in identifying and finding a man they say robbed and assaulted an elderly man Tuesday.

Authorities said it happened around 5:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of Amelia Street.

There, police found “a 74-year-old man who stated that an unknown man assaulted him and took several personal items,” authorities said in a news release.

The elderly man suffered what police described as “non-life-threatening injuries.”

Authorities are asking anyone who may recognize the suspect or know of his whereabouts to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.