SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) – A 72-year-old man was walking to his home when he was confronted by four male suspects and beaten in north Sacramento, all for the $15 he had in his wallet.

The victim, Robert Norris, described a brutal beat down, all for a few bucks.

“They used their fists,” he said. “One of them kicked me.”

It happened off Del Paso Boulevard and Forrest Street. Norris was feeling outnumbered Sunday around sunset.

“They helped themselves to my wallet,” he said. “I wouldn’t give it to them. Four of them and one of me, so I figured I didn’t have much of a chance.”

They made out with $15 and his ID, leaving him banged up and bloodied, his ear split.

A caregiver in the area says she feels for the seniors at Forest Palms Apartments, a community that now intends to provide protection.

“My clients don’t even like to come out of their house,” Melinda Metlock said. She said the seniors “deserve to have a peaceful life and to be able to live without fear.”

They installed a gate several years ago to protect the seniors in this community and it works well for the most part but the caregiver says a lot of times as soon as that gate opens, trespassers try to run in 1003

“They go after the most vulnerable, the easiest targets,” Norris said.

But it’s really outside the gates where he feels he’s at risk.

“I’m gonna try to be home at sunset from now on,” he said.

Police say there are four suspects working together. Norris described them as between 17 to 20 years old.

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