Police from the 104th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding an assault in progress in the park near 75th Street and Juniper Boulevard North at 3:20 p.m. on Oct. 27 and discovered the two seniors who had been attacked by three men who were riding dirt bikes at the location.
A preliminary investigation determined that, as the two seniors — ages 70 and 77 — were sitting on the bench, they saw three unidentified men on dirt bikes. When the two men advised the bikers they shouldn’t be riding their vehicles inside the park, the three suspects dismounted their bikes and began assaulting the elderly victims, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
The 70-year-old victim was punched multiple times in his face and sustained bleeding to his cheek and a laceration on his nose, police said. EMS transported him to Long Island Jewish/Forest Hills where he was in stable condition.
The 77-year-old victim was also punched repeatedly in the head. EMS treated him at the scene for minor injuries.
The three assailants sped away on their dirt bikes toward 80th Street, police said.
Two of the suspects were described as having dark complexions, and the third man had a medium complexion, according to authorities.
There have been no arrests and the investigation continues, the NYPD spokesperson said.
“I am outraged that such a heinous, unprovoked, random assault on two seniors occurred at Juniper Valley Park,” Councilman Robert Holden said.