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PBSO seeks 2 men for abusing an elderly veteran

Posted at 3:38 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 11:35:55-04

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking to locate two men wanted for aggravated abuse of an elderly person in Lake Park.

PBSO said two men started an altercation with a 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran and followed him into a business.  Once inside, they pushed and punched the victim, causing him to fall to the ground.

The veteran suffers from PTSD and had a 6-month-old Pekingese dog with him named "Louise," a companion dog. During the altercation, the dog escape and was missing.

However, PBSO said the man's pet was located Tuesday and returned to the veteran.

PBSO says the incident happened on Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 9:47 a.m. at the Advanced Auto Parts located in the 700 block of 10th Street in Lake Park.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.