Donor adds $5,000 to reward for suspects in elderly man's beating

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by MATT GOODMAN

WFAA

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 5:38 PM

DALLAS –– As Luis Rocha continues to recover from a brutal attack at the hands of three men outside an East Dallas restaurant, police say an anonymous donor has added $5,000 for help securing indictments against his attackers.

That brings the total reward pool to $20,000. Investigators say they’re working with few leads following the Jan. 5 incident, which left Rocha, 70, with 12 broken ribs and a need for three facial reconstructive surgeries.

Rocha says he was walking out of Campisi’s at 5610 Mockingbird Ln. with a pizza in his hands when three men attacked him.

“I know I lifted my right arm, because they shattered it,” he told News 8’s Marie Saavedra. “Then they stomped my back. I have boot marks in the back and broken ribs and cracks in my spine.”

Oak Farms Dairy donated $10,000 to the reward and fund and Crimestoppers added another $5,000. While they have few leads, detectives believe robbery was the motive, said spokesman Demarquis Black.

None of Rocha’s property was taken. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 214.671.3584 or 2114.957.6991.

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