Hate crime? Police say black woman randomly punched little boy, 6, in head in New York Walgreens

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NEW YORK, NY – NYPD 83rd Precinct are in search of a black woman in her 40’s, who punched a six-year old boy in the head while at a Brooklyn Walgreens on July 29th.

The boy was out with his mother at the Walgreens near Broadway and Flushing Avenue in Bushwick. The suspect came up to the boy, while inside the Walgreens, and punched him in the back of the head with her closed fist for no reason, it appears, according to a report by 1010 WINS News.

The woman was caught on video fleeing the area on foot after attacking the boy. The 83rd Precinct released a video of the black woman. She was wearing a tight brightly-colored dress. It is unclear as to what injuries, if any, the boy suffered. He refused medical attention at the scene.

The NYPD 83rd Precinct released video of the suspect yelling at others on the sidewalk, just before entering the Walgreens. The police released a description of the female suspect, saying she is in her 40s, about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, wearing a multi-colored dress with a purse slung over her left shoulder. 

The 83rd Precinct tweeted a description of the woman:

“We are looking for the individual below in regards to an ASSAULT of 6 YEAR OLD that occurred inside of 755 Broadway on July 29th.”

This is not the only random act of violence that took place in New York recently. In Woodside, Queens, an 84-year-old male was attacked from behind in front of 43-14 60th Street. He was attacked in an attempted robbery. The 84-year-old is identified as Oliver Nelgan.

He suffered swelling and bleeding to the head, right eye, and right arm. Neligan was transported to Forest Hills hospital and released after being treated.

Neligan was just leaving a deli near Queens Boulevard on the morning of August 2nd, when he was attacked. Neligan noticed his perpetrator following him. PIX 11 News reported that Neligan, who is a retired MTA employee and veteran, fought off the would-be robber with his cup of coffee.

Neligan was reportedly on his way to Sunday Services for 8am Mass at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, just about 6 blocks from the deli.

Neligan said:

“When I went to take a sip of my coffee, he jumped me from the back and put his hands around my neck.”

A fight ensued after Neligan threw his cup of coffee on the attacker who then pulled Neligan to the ground. Neligan was able to pull the attacker’s face mask off, even though he had hit his head on the wall. Neligan’s glasses were pulled off by the attacker.

Neligan said:

“I grabbed the mask out from his face and then took off running.”

The robber was unsuccessful in getting any money from Neligan. An investigation into this incident remains open.

Neligan made a statement to PIX 11 News:

“We all worked hard…we should be able to go to church and go shopping without being mugged.”

Neligan told the News that the attacker hit him with a cell phone. He also mentioned his ribs are bruised from falling to the ground. Neligan also expressed some concern over the recent release of inmates to nearby hotels due to COVID-19.

He stated:

“They have all these people put into [motels]; they’re roaming all around. We’re not safe here. We’re not safe anymore. No good! And City Hall seems to be holding up the cops and not allowing them to do anything.”

The 108th Precinct is investigating his case.

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Here is more on random acts of violence in New York. 

NEW YORK– Police are actively searching for two suspects who on July 28th, knocked over a man in a wheelchair, then searched his pockets before fleeing the scene with nothing.

According to WFTV, video shows one suspect distract the victim while another suspect walks up behind and pulls the wheelchair right out from under the man. Below is the video police released.

As the video shows, after the victim was dropped from his wheelchair, one of the suspects walks back over, hovers over the man, and proceeds to rifle through his pockets. The suspect finally walked away, empty handed.

According to CBSN, the incident happened on East 156th Street and the police are still searching for the suspects. Anyone how has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be submitted via Twitter @NYPDTips or online

NYPD authorities are also actively searching for the man they suspect of wielding a knife at a New York City restaurant’s staff, leaving Spencer Grammer and others injured. The incident took place on July 24th.

According to Fox 22, NYPD has released a brief 12-second video clip of the suspect. In the video, the suspect appears to be talking to someone inside a building, which was moments before the mayhem began. 

Allegedly, the suspect fled the scene on foot and made a clean escape. Kelsey Grammer’s daughter, Spencer, got cut by the suspect who started swinging a knife simply because the restaurant was about to close and would not let him in.

In addition to these two crimes, NYPD authorities are actively searching for two suspects, a man and a woman, who attacked an Uber driver at a Brooklyn gas station on July 20th. 

According to Pix 11, the incident was reported at 8:30 p.m. when a 33-year-old picked up two customers at Grand Street and Metropolitan Avenue. Shortly into the ride, the couple got into an argument with the driver over the travel route to the destination, which was Knickerbocker Avenue.

The man then proceeded to punch the driver in the back of the head. The driver immediately pulled over at a gas station on the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Varick Avenue. Once stopped, the couple exited the victim’s vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Camry.  After they got out of the car, they kicked the side door, causing a large dent. 

The driver proceeded to get out of the vehicle and was punched by the woman. The couple the fled on foot eastbound on Metropolitan Avenue. The victim suffered pain and bruising to his face, neck, and head. He refused medical treatment.

NYPD authorities are asking anyone with information related to this incident to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline. 

The New York City Police Department is actively searching for two male suspects who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery. 

According to The Bronx Daily, on July 21 at approximately 3:50 p.m., on the corner of Brook Avenue and East 147th Street, a 72-year-old female victim was walking out from a store when two unidentified men snatched her purse causing her to fall to the ground.

The two suspects fled southbound on Brook Avenue with the victim’s $400, her cell phone, and her identifications. The victim injured her hip and head. She sustained multiple bruises on her body from the fall and was taken to NYC Health + Hospital/Lincoln where she is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline. 

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