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Melbourne police are investigating two incidents in which people over 65 were beaten at a gas station nearly two weeks ago.

No arrests have been made and authorities have not yet determined a motive for the attacks.

One of the victims, an 84-year-old Melbourne man, suffered a fractured jaw after he was approached and struck. “We have some video but it’s not very clear,” said Lt. Steven Sadoff of Melbourne Police Department.

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The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. April 22 at the BJ’s Wholesale Club gas pumps on Palm Bay Road, police report. 

The 84-year-old told police he was in his car about to get gas at BJs when he heard a woman cursing. Moments later he was punched in the jaw, the man told authorities.

A surveillance video captures the moments leading up to the attack when a man is seen running toward another pump, police report. The man also appeared to be a passenger in the woman’s car.

Information on the second attack was not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

J.D. Gallop is a Criminal Justice/Breaking News Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Gallop at 321-917-4641 or jdgallop@floridatoday.com. Twitter: @JDGallop. To subscribe: https://cm.floridatoday.com/specialoffer/

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