Police are seeking a man who they say attacked a couple in their 80s as they walked in Old Pasadena on Tuesday morning, inflicting serious head injuries on both victims.
The crime occurred at about 7:45 a.m. around Colorado Boulevard and Arroyo Parkway, according to Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins.
The man and woman, described as Pasadena residents, were crossing the street in a crosswalk when a man approached them and without any apparent provocation shoved the elderly man into the side of a parked car, according to the lieutenant.
The attacker then pushed the man again, this time knocking him down to the ground, on which he struck his head.
Police said the attacker then turned his attention to the woman, shoving her as well.
The woman fell off a 4-foot-tall ledge and also struck her head, Dawkins said.
Both victims were hospitalized with injuries described as serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
Following the assault, the attacker was last seen boarding a Foothill Transit Line 187 bus, Dawkins said.
The assailant was described as a Black man with a dark complexion in his 50s, standing about six feet tall and weighing 250 to 280 pounds, Dawkins said. He wore a brown plaid long-sleeve shirt, black sweatpants and carried a beige garment bag. He was believed to be transient.
Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.