Albany police have arrested an Albany man on assault and weapons charges after they say he beat a 63-year-old man with his own cane while trying to rob him. The alleged assault happened around 8:45 Monday night at Madison Ave. and Franklin St.
Police say Richard Vasquez approached the victim and asked him for money. When the man said he didn't have any, Vasquez allegedly grabbed his cane and hit him several times in the face and head with it.
The victim was taken to Albany Med for treatment. Vasquez was arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court and is behind bars at the county jail.
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