A Brooklyn man has been seen pummeling a 68-year-old victim and stomping on his skull, before going through his pocket as he lay unconscious on the street in a shocking daylight, as the New York City crime wave continues.
In a disturbing video released by the New York Police Department, shows a black man wearing a hoodie and a blue disposable face mask launching the vicious attack at 9am on Saturday morning in the East New York neighborhood.
When the at first resists the attack, the mugger starts punching the victim, raining down blows with a black bag in his hand.
After a few moments, the victim falls to the ground, at which point the suspect starts rapidly punching the man several more times in the head, ending his attack by stomping on the man’s skull.
When it is clear the man is unconscious and is no longer moving, the suspect uses the man’s belt loops to flip him over before rifling through his back pockets.
He takes the man’s mobile phone, and rips off a chain he is wearing before abandoning the bicycle and fleeing the scene on foot, according to the New York Daily News.
Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows a man in a gray hoodie and face mask start pummeling another man in Brooklyn on Saturday at around 9 a.m.
Eventually, the victim falls to the ground, at which point the suspect continues to punch his face, preventing him from getting back up
The suspect was seen rifling through the suspect’s pants’ pockets and stealing some property
The victim was later rushed to a local hospital with a broken nose, a broken wrist and cuts all over his body.
It remains unclear what had led up to the robbery and whether the police have any leads on the assault.
The department is now offering a $3,500 reward for any information about the attack, and anyone with information is being asked to call 1 (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
The attack comes less than 12 hours after a violent mob of teenagers attacked a 44-year-old off-duty firefighter walking his Labradoodle, Dylan, 3, in Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens at around 9:55 p.m. on Friday.
‘They just picked me out and approached me,’ said the firefighter, who told the New York Post he wished to remain anonymous.
He said one of the teens took of his shirt and declared ‘I could fight you’ while everyone else took out their cell phones. Some of the footage has gone viral online.
‘They all came at me,’ he said. ‘A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog.’
The moment a mob of violent teens attacked an off-duty FDNY firefighter walking his dog in New York City was caught on video
The video shows his pooch barks at the kids before someone grabs his leash, while he tries to defend himself from the group of teens
The video footage, which appears to start in the middle of the attack, shows the man put up his fist while his pooch barks at the kids before someone grabs his leash.
The firefighter said that the kids ‘were going crazy’ and claimed they were ‘high as a kite’ before he got hit out of nowhere.
‘I got hit, turned around, that’s when the kids started coming at me,’ he told the New York Post. ‘Then I was on the floor, holding one kid.’
He was eventually saved from the beatdown when an ambulance pulled up.
‘They were waiting by the park,’ the firefighter said. ‘If they weren’t there I would have been in much worse condition.’
Cops told the Post that the man was hit in the head with a glass bottle, and that no arrests have been made. His dog was saved by a Good Samaritan and was not hurt during the attack.
Crime rates are up citywide, according to NYPD data, with a 5.9 percent increase in felony assaults compared to last year
And on Wednesday, Elvis Nina Pichardo, 40, allegedly threatened to sexually assault two women at the Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan, and hit a third woman with a tree branch while ‘continually slamming her head into the ground,’ according to the New York Post.
He allegedly tried to pull down her pants to rape her, according to police.
Later that night, he entered a medical spa and was told to leave, after which he is allegedly to have returned, exposed himself and ‘desecrated the front door,’ according to ABC 7.
Assaults like these have been on the rise this year, New York Police Department shows, with 11,550 felony assaults reported as of July 18 – up 5.9 percent from the same time period the year before.
Rapes are also up 2.8 percent so far this year, with 778 reported in the year to July 18, compared to 757 in the same period of 2020.
Other sex crimes are up 24.3 percent to 2,489 this year, compared to 2,002 last year, according to NYPD statistics.
Shootings, meanwhile, have spiked 21.9 percent in 2021 compared to last year as of July 18, its most recent data, with 840 shooting incidents in 2021 compared to 689 in 2020.
There are also 16 percent more shooting victims this year, the data shows, with 981 people falling prey to gun violence compared to 846 last year.
And the number of murders risen from 233 to 226 in the same timeframe – a 3.1 percent rise, while rape cases have risen 2.8 percent and other sex crimes have risen a staggering 24.3 percent.
Maricia Bell, 25, has been accused of attacking three Asian women aged 75, 63 and 34 along with a 23-year-old Asian man
The biggest leap in crime rates is for hate crimes, which has surged by 110.4 percent in the last year. This data comes amid numerous random attacks on Asian Americans in the city, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, a woman was arrested in four of those hate crimes spanning several months in Queens.
The four incidents were all separate and began on March 23 but saw Maricia Bell, 25, punch her victims or even use a metal tool as part of the alleged attack.
During the first assault, Bell is alleged to have yelled at her victim, ‘Why are you talking to me?’ before punching the man in a parking lot in Flushing.
A similar assault was then committed against a 34-year-old woman inside a bodega in Pomonok on June 16.
The following month, on July 11, she is accused of hitting a 63-year-old woman in the face while the victim was walking near 72nd Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, also in in Pomonok.
The latest incident happened early on Wednesday morning about a block away from where she is alleged to have hit a 75-year-old woman with a hammer.
Eric Adams, the ex-cop who is the Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, warned earlier this month that ‘no one is going to come back’ if violence, and in particular gun violence in the Big Apple continues.
The Brooklyn borough president appeared at an event with Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 14, as the two political leaders presented a united front in addressing the worrying rising crime.
‘No one is going to come back to our multibillion-dollar tourism industry if 3-year-olds are being shot in Times Square,’ Adams said.
Adams, 60, won the Democratic primary for this year’s mayoral race and will become the mayor of New York if he defeats Republican Curtis Sliwa in the general election.