NY elderly woman mugged by three goons in her OWN BUILDING lobby in terrifying video
An elderly New York woman was assaulted and her purse snatched from her by a group of three wild muggers on Saturday, April 2, as rise in violent crime in the city has worried authorities.
The goons have not been arrested yet, but authorities have announced a reward of $3,500 for any information on them. Luckily, the victim's building lobby caught the disturbing incident on surveillance video. The 76-year-old victim suffered minor injuries, authorities said.
NYPD shared the footage on their Twitter page; the video shows how the group of three goons made their way to the building and ran up to the woman as she entered.
The elderly woman tried to force the door close with maximum effort but the three muggers had more strength and overpowered her. One of the three who appeared to be a young female grabbed the woman's purse and swung her to the ground before running off.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On 4/3/22 at 12:30 AM, near Roberts Ave & Hobart Ave in the Bronx, the suspects pulled a 76-year-old woman's hair & forcibly swung her, causing her to fall. They then removed her purse before fleeing. Have any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/GhgEwbXPNM— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 4, 2022
As of Monday, April 4, no arrests have been made. Authorities have announced a reward of $3,500 to anyone with information about the three.
In a similar incident, another elderly woman was attacked by a homeless criminal who tripped her intentionally. She had come to New York City via Penn Station and as the man tripped her, she fell face first and ended up with bruises, a black eye, and a broken tooth.
Users on Twitter shared their opinions on the terrifying incident. One said, "Cold as ice - no guilt, no pain, no love- put an end to this!" Another said, "Kids. These are kids. WTF is going on with them? They are out of control!"
One user questioned, "Is this what white supremacy looks like? eric adams says they are the biggest threat to new yorkers"
Cold as ice - no guilt, no pain, no love- put an end to this! @ericadams— Vivian Hurtado (@vvh1020) April 4, 2022
Kids. These are kids. WTF is going on with them? They are out of control!— Will we ever be normal again? (@MCiaspy) April 4, 2022
is this what white supremacy looks like? eric adams says they are the biggest threat to new yorkers— Joe (@joefoot66) April 4, 2022
The rise in crime in New York has raised alarm bells all around. Authorities too have been on their toes regarding the rise in crime over the last few years. As compared to February 2021, the crime rate has spiked by 60% in 2022. Mayor Eric Adams has a plan in action to combat gun violence and crime in his city. The NYPD has tracked the increase in all major crime categories. It was revealed that there has been a 54% increase in robberies, 56% in larceny accidents, and 22% increase in rapes. Murders surged by 10%.
Mayor Adams said, "We've got to get it right. Two months in, we're executing our plan and we're going to defeat crime. I'm clear on that."
Professor Herrmann of John Jay College said, "The violent crime problem isn't spreading much.The huge increase in hate crimes and subway crimes are all really just an increase of more people being outside."