Police are searching for the young man who followed a 56-year-old Bridgeport resident into his apartment lobby late Monday night, breaking his jaw and stealing his phone.
The robber, a young man between the ages of 18 and 23, tailed the victim into the lobby of his building near the corner of Orchard and Spring streets around 10:15 p.m. Aug. 31, according to police.
He attacked the victim, knocking him to the ground, and ran off with the man's cellphone. The victim was treated at the hospital for a broken jaw.
Police said the flood lights outside the apartment building were not working and there are no security cameras inside or outside the complex.
The perpetrator was wearing a red shirt and dark pants at the time of the robbery. Police said a man who identified himself as "Michael" answered the stolen phone and admitted to attacking the victim.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bridgeport police detectives at 203-581-5201.