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Clifton Police: Pre-Dawn Assailant Beats Man Walking To Work

Robbery hasn't been ruled out.
Robbery hasn't been ruled out. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

CLIFTON, N.J. -- Clifton police said Friday that they hadn't ruled out robbery as a motive for a pre-dawn attack on a 54-year-old city man walking to work.

The victor told police he was in the area of Gregory Avenue and Summer Street around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when he was jumped from behind, Lt. Robert Bracken said Friday.

Responding officers found him "bleeding profusely from the head," having been struck several times with a metal object, Bracken said.

The assailant was described as Hispanic, about 6 fee tall and wearing a dark facial covering and long black coat, he said.

Anyone who saw something or has information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Clifton police detectives: (973) 470-5908 .

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