Horror: NYPD trying to identify man who choked and robbed elderly woman in broad daylight

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New York City – Disturbing video surveillance footage captured in New York City shows a violent robbery and assault against an elderly woman that occurred in broad daylight on June 28th. After the violent attack caught on camera, the suspect can be seen simply walking away.

Police say that the attack happened around the area of East 29th Street and First Avenue around 8:30 a.m. of the 28th. A 64-year-old woman was attacked from behind, where the suspect began to choke her and bring her to the ground.

From there, the suspect stole the woman’s bag, which was said to have contained her Apple iPhone and approximately $100 in cash. Thereafter, the suspect can be seen strolling off after attacking the woman, while the victim still laid on the ground.

While the woman was robbed, she was thankfully not seriously injured during the attack.  

On the video that was released by the NYPD on Twitter, police produced an enlarged image of the suspect who was responsible for the attack.

While it’s difficult to determine specific facial characteristics due to the face mask being adorned, the suspect can be seen wearing a rather unique hat emblazoned with some sort of calligraphy on the front. 

Horror: NYPD trying to identify man who choked and robbed elderly woman in broad daylight
Image of suspect from NYC robbery and assault – NYPD

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the attacker caught on video. People with information on the possible identity of the attacker can contact the NYPD tip line at 800-577-TIPS.

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In California, police recently released both video surveillance footage and body cam footage related to an officer involved shooting that was beginning to create unrest within the city of San Diego. 

It seems like these days even when police officers engage in a shooting of a suspect that is seemingly justified, there’s going to be a protest happening.

Much like the protest that filled the streets after San Diego Police officers shot an armed suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at them.

The encounter between police and 25-year-old Leonardo Hurtado Ibarra was said to have taken place on June 27th at around 6:00 p.m., according to officials.

Officers were patrolling the area when they were said to have recognized the suspect from a flyer saying that Ibarra was wanted in connection with an armed robbery case.

According to San Diego Police Captain Rich Freedman, when the officers attempted to engage the suspect, Ibarra allegedly produced a handgun and pointed it at the officers. The two officers advised the suspect to “stop,” and then critically wounded Ibarra with gunfire.

A surveillance image shared by the San Diego Police Department shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting on June 27, 2020.
Video still released by the SDPD showing the moment where officers drew down on Ibarra.

Seeing that every police shooting is being scrutinized, demonstrators began protesting in the streets of San Diego, demanding that police reveal any body cam footage from the encounter – which the SDPD did release surveillance and body cam footage on June 28th that substantiated the version of events presented by the department earlier.

In the video footage, two officers can be seen approaching Ibarra, who then begins to walk away from the officers. In Ibarra’s hand there was a bag, which he then reportedly dropped, and then pulled a weapon from his waistband and pointed it at the officers.

After officers fired at the suspect, the video reportedly showed them trying to revive the suspect. The suspect is said to still be in the intensive care unit after the confrontation with police.

You can view the surveillance and body cam footage below: 

Photos were also released by the department following the shooting, that showed a close-up picture of the gun said to have been the one pointed at officers during the incident. The image shows what looks to be a handgun that was wrapped in a camouflage-patterned cloth.

The San Diego Police Department released this photo that appears to show a gun wrapped in camouflage cloth on June 28, 2020.
Gun alleged to have been used and in possession of the suspect on June 28th.

Both of the officers involved in the shooting were said to have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation of the incident, with both the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office monitoring the investigation being handled by the SDPD.

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