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78-year-old man 'savagely attacked' in carjacking at Fremont, Eastern

Three suspects are sought in a violent carjacking Tuesday near Fremont Street and Charleston Boulevard on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Images courtesy Las Vegas Metropolitan Police)

UPDATE as of 7:15 P.M.

Three suspects have been arrested after violently attacking a 78-year-old man outside a Mexican restaurant at Eastern Avenue and Fremont Street, according to LVMPD.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities say they are looking for three people who "savagely attacked" a 78-year-old man Tuesday, stealing his car and cell phone.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said in a press conference the attack was reported at the 2500 block of E. Fremont Street, near Eastern Avenue and Charleston Boulevard.

The victim left his car to have dinner at a Mexican restaurant called El Austente and was immediately attacked by three men, police say.

On the restaurant's surveillance, they can be seen beating him and stealing his car and cell phone.

The victim is still at the hospital with substantial injuries, Captain Laz Chavez said.

LVMPD says the 78-year-old suffered fractures around his eyes.

"This man provided no resistance, and yet the suspects savagely beat him and took his car keys and cell phone. Even after they retrieved all of that, they went back and beat him some more, " said Capt. Chavez.

Police have witnesses who believe the three men responsible live in the area of the attack.

One restaurant worker, who remains unidentified for fear of retribution, says that she and two other workers scared the suspects off.

"I yelled at them. They ran because they hit the man. They went into the car and left," the restaurant worker said.

The stolen car, later recovered abandoned in the northwest valley, is a 2001 gold Ford Taurus with Nevada license 546 D81.

Capt. Chavez, in a message to the suspects, said, "If they are watching TV, we will find you, so it's time for you to turn yourselves in now. Give this poor man his car keys, his car, his cellphone and give him back his dignity life."

LVMPD say that it is important these suspects are caught before they do it again.

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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