Elderly man, walking a dog, assaulted in Central West End

St. Louis police are searching a man seen riding a bike in the assault of an elderly man in the Central West End. (Credit: SLMPD)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Detectives are requesting assistance in identifying a suspect who assaulted an elderly man in the 4300 block of McPherson, in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood.

The victim said he was walking his dog when the suspect approached him on a dark-colored bike. After the suspect rode past the man, he got off his bike and pushed the man to the ground.

The attack happened on the evening of May 2, 2018.

The suspect was described as a black male, dark complexion, 5'10" to 6'00" in height, slim build, short afro and wearing a white and black shirt with dark jeans.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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