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.
Video shows New York robbery suspects knock over man in wheelchair https://t.co/gwaIm1QBj8
— All Things FOX30 (@AllthingsFOX30) July 26, 2020
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.
🚨WANTED🚨for an Assault in front of 60 2nd avenue. #Manhattan @NYPD9Pct On 07/24/20 @ 11:28 PM💰Reward up to $2500👓Seen Him? Know who he is?☎️Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #yourcityyourcall pic.twitter.com/R0zWisUa2o
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) July 26, 2020
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.
🚨WANTED🚨for an Assault on the corner of Metroploitan Ave. & Varick Ave. #Brooklyn @NYPD90Pct On 07/20/20 @ 8:30 PM💰Reward up to $2500👓Seen them? Know who they are?☎️Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #yourcityyourcall pic.twitter.com/1o6J5N2IuQ
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) July 25, 2020
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.
🚨WANTED🚨for Robbery July 21, 2020,1:50 PM, corner of Brook Ave/East 147 Street, 46PCT.Reward up to $2500👀Seen Them? Know who they are?📞Call 1-800-577-TIPS or📲DM us!☎️Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall #NYPDDetectives #nypdshea #nypdchiefofpatrol #nypdcab #bronxdaclark pic.twitter.com/hmeqXx22Bu
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) July 23, 2020
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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Here is another article from Law Enforcement Today about the crime taking place throughout New York City:
NEW YORK CITY, NY – They got him!
The New York Police Department (NYPD) successfully arrested a man that was wanted for an attempted rape in the Norwood section of the Bronx.
According to authorities, the attack happened in broad daylight around 8 a.m. on Friday, June 26th.
Video footage shows Rosa walking in the Norwood section of the Bronx and then grabbing a 27-year-old woman as she entered a building on East 210th Street.
Police said that in the video, “Rosa threw the woman to the ground and punched her repeatedly—Rosa then tried to take the woman’s clothes off.”
The victim screamed and was able to fend off the attacker in which Rosa then fled the scene. The victim sustained multiple bruises to the face and arm as a result of the brutal attack.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where as of Monday, she was said to be in stable condition. The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or buy texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
This incident comes during a time when gun violence and other acts of violence have soared in the recent weeks in New York City (NYC). On Monday, June 15th the NYPD disbanded one of its last plainclothes anti-crime unit.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea describes ending the unit as a “seismic” shift culturally in the NYPD.
This past Monday, the Democratic Mayor, Bill de Blasio, revealed details of his proposal to cut $1 billon from the NYPD’s nearly $6 billion budget.
“My office presented to City Council a plan that would achieve the billon in savings for the NYPD and shift resources to young people, to communities in a way that would help address a lot of underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society,” de Blasio said.
Prior to this announcement, demonstrators had been protesting that at least $1 billion is cut from the NYPD budget. James Williams of Vocal-NY, a protest organizer said, “we’re not leaving here until our demand is met because black lives depend on this—black people depend on us defunding the NYPD.”
Williams tweeted this at 12:04 a.m. on June 25th.
— Jawanza James Williams 🌹 (@Jawanza) June 25, 2020
Across the country, protesters are calling for defunding or even the dismantling of police departments and it seems the NYPD police commissioner as well as the NYC mayor have all but given in to this request making it more difficult for their NYPD officers to carry out major functions of their jobs, such as serving and protecting.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, which is the largest union for members of the NYPD, said de Blasio’s message, “was clear, you will have fewer cops on your streets.”
Lynch went on to say:
“Shootings more than doubled again last week. Even right now, the NYPD doesn’t have enough manpower to shift cops to one neighborhood without making another neighborhood less safe.”
“We will say it again, the Mayor and the City Council have surrendered the city to lawlessness—things won’t improve until New Yorkers hold them responsible,” Lynch said.
Let’s not forget about what happened over the weekend.
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.
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: Do you know this guy? On 6/28/20 at approx 8:30 AM, in front of 332 East 29 St in Manhattan, the suspect choked a 64-year-old female, then took her bag containing her phone and money. Any info call or DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are anonymous. pic.twitter.com/QXWLxXBAjb
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 30, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Protesters gather in support of armed criminal shot by police.https://t.co/c2Yt6RaYFk
— Robert Morris (@RobertMorrisEsq) June 29, 2020
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.
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.
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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