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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metro police are investigating a carjacking involving an elderly man in west Las Vegas Thursday afternoon. 

Officer responded to the incident on the 6700 block of Del Rey Avenue, near Rainbow and Charleston Boulevards at 1:36 p.m.

Police located an 87-year-old man suffering from a broken collar bone. 

He was transported to Summerlin Hospital for treatment, police said. 

Now as people in the Heritage Del Rey Condominium community close their garages, on the back of their minds is what happened inside their elderly neighbor's garage.

"Why would people do things like that," Samantha Green, the victim's neighbor, said. "It is very nerve wracking right now."

Police determined the victim was arriving home in his 2014 Toyota Avalon when he was attacked by a male suspect. 

The suspect pushed the man to the ground before taking his wallet and then fled in the Toyota, police said. 

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s, standing at 5'9." He wore a brown pull over sweater and light colored pants during the incident. 

The Toyota's license plate number is Nev. 170ZGV.

Deputy Chief Chris Jones said there has been an uptick in crimes against the elderly in recent weeks. He added these crimes tend to increase as the holiday season approaches. 

On Tuesday, 78-year-old Rodolfo Cerda stopped off at a local restaurant to grab dinner, when three men attacked him almost immediately.

"There was one on each side," Cerda said. "I could just feel them hitting me in the head."

Metro police believe the first two carjacking attacks were related.

"It's not fair," Cerda said. "They're just on the streets committing vandalism and sealing."

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspect is urged to call LVMPD at 702-828-3111. 

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