On July 24, in Brooklyn, a robber beat a 68-year-old man in broad daylight - the brutal attack was filmed. New York Post.
In a 17-second clip, published by the NYPD on July 25, it is seen that a gray-clad criminal punches a victim about 10 times after an elderly man fell to the ground.
The heartbreaking footage shows how then a thief robbing an exhausted man. He flips his body over to pull the items out of his pocket.
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At 9:05 am, the suspect approached the victim, who was riding a Citi Bike, on Pitkin Avenue and Barbie Street. According to New York police officers, the thief stopped the man and patted his pocket, demanding money from him.
When the victim did not obey, the robber punched and kicked the man several times in the face and body. Then he snatched the mobile phone from his hands and tore off the silver chain.
The 68-year-old man suffered a fracture of his wrist and nose as a result of the incident, NYPD said in a statement.
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: On 7/24/21 at approx 9:05 AM, in the vicinity of Pitkin Ave and Barbey St in Brooklyn, the suspect approached a 68-year-old male, assaulted him, causing a broken wrist & nose , then removed his property. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/SLpC72eRhS
- NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 25th, 2021
According to police sources, the offender fled the scene.
The police union said the incident showed that new laws in New York City have completely untied the hands of criminals.
“These are the streets of New York! It used to be the safest big city in the United States, but now there are times of high crime rates due to laws that do not take into account any consequences and reward criminals, ”the statement said. We are talking about a law that abolished bail for criminals, most of them are simply allowed to go home pending trial, allowing them to continue to commit crimes.
"Politicians in Albany and City Hall must act now to correct their mistakes and keep New Yorkers safe," the police concluded.