Riverside police are seeking the public’s help in finding three men involved in the beating of a deaf man outside a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in order to steal his MacBook laptop.
Surveillance video caught two men attacking the man as he sat at a table outside the coffee shop near Mission Inn and the Main Street Mall at about 1 a.m. on May 28. One suspect could be seen lobbing repeated punches and elbowing the victim.
As one of the suspects yanked the laptop away, the victim fell out of his chair and onto the floor. Both suspects fled south from the mall on foot.
The first suspect was described as a man in his 20s with a thin build. He wore a gray sweater, white shirt, black and red gloves and a dark hat.
The second suspect was described as a man in his 20s with a medium build. He wore a dark long-sleeved shirt, dark jeans and a black hat with a white logo on the front.
The third suspect had approached the victim with the two other suspects earlier. He was described as a man in his 40s with a medium build. He was wearing a matching black-and-white plaid hoodie and shorts, a dark shirt and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Riverside Police Officer Serrato at (951) 826-8714 or Officer Ouk at (951) 826-8729.