An American man identified as Francisco Cornejo was robbed of his entire life savings outside a bank just seconds after he withdrew the money from his bank.
According to reports, the man was attacked after he withdrew the money from the recent sale of his house in Chase Bank in Huntington Park, California, US.
The money was his entire life savings.
A video captured a masked man running off with Francisco Cornejo’s life savings of $200,000.
In the video, Francisco Cornejo is seen trying to grab the thief as he falls to the ground.
He can then be heard begging for help as the man runs off with his money.
Speaking about the sad incident, Francisco’s lawyer, Nathan Soleimani said:
“He was parked as close as possible to the bank, knowing he was going to withdraw a large amount of cash.
“Before he was able to get to his car, he was grabbed and beaten.
“And when he was being beaten he was doing his best to try and retain the bag that he brought with him.”
The lawyer said FBI, a representative from Chase Bank, and law enforcement are now looking into CCTV footage from the bank to try and hunt the suspect.
Huntington Park police have asked anyone with information to call.
Though the violent attack left Francisco battered and bruised, his family says they are grateful he’s alive.
Below is a video of the attack;