Attacker arrested in broad-daylight NYC beatdown, robbery of elderly man

The attacker wanted in the caught-on-camera beating of an elderly man in broad daylight in Brooklyn last month was arrested, the city’s top cop announced Thursday.

“Thanks to great investigative work by the @NYPD75Pct detectives, the man responsible for this brutal attack & robbery of a 68-year-old in #Brooklyn is now in police custody,” a post on Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s Twitter account said.

Zamori Simmons, 21, was charged with two counts of robbery and one count of assault in the mugging of the 68-year-old victim on the morning of July 24, according to police.

Cops released a stomach-churning, 17-second clip that showed the mugger punching the victim about 10 times — after he was forced to the ground.

The thief was riding a Citi Bike when he approached the victim at Pitkin Avenue and Barbey Street.

The thief then violently turns the man’s body over to snatch items out of his pocket, the footage shows.

Cop sources said when the victim refused to turn over his personal items, the attacker punched him repeatedly and kicked him in his face and body, fleeing with a cellphone and a silver necklace.

The victim suffered a broken wrist and nose.

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