Fort Lauderdale

Pair Punched and Robbed Autistic Man in Fort Lauderdale: Police

Police are searching for two suspects who punched and robbed an autistic man in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday night.

The incident happened around 9:20 p.m. on the beachside of A1A near Beach Place, Fort Lauderdale Police officials said.

Officials said the suspects approached the victim, who was sitting in a lounge chair, and asked for money. The victim was confused by the question and hesitated, and the suspects struck him in the face multiple times, police said.

The suspects took the man's phone and fled the scene. The victim suffered several abrasions to his face.

Police on Thursday released surveillance footage of the two suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 954-828-6070.

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