Man, 78, beaten during robbery at Phoenix lawn mower shop

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – A 78-year-old man was severely beaten during a robbery and Phoenix police are asking for the public's help to find the suspects.

Police said three males entered Gregory's Lawn Mowers at McDowell Road and 29th Avenue at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Officer James Holmes said the suspects robbed the business using physical force against John Gregory, who is confined to a wheelchair.

"They could've committed their robbery and indeed taken everything that's inside of this business, but they chose to beat this man who was absolutely no physical threat to them," Holmes said.

Gregory was unable to provide descriptions of the suspects other than to say that they appeared to be Hispanic.

Police have no further information to go on and are turning to the public for help.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Phoenix police.