NEW YORK CITY, NY – NYPD officials say that a 26-year-old man was the victim of a brutal group beating during the morning of January 22nd, where the victim was reportedly deprived of his phone, pants, shoes, and even his underwear after the beating.
— ViDevi (@ViDevi2) January 24, 2021
According to police, the victim was attacked by approximately 12 people at around 11:30 a.m. near Canal and Allen Streets in New York City’s Chinatown on January 22nd.
Video of the incident was captured by nearby surveillance cameras, which seemingly show the victim just walking down the street before a group of people immediately rushed him and launched an attack.
During the video, you can see the victim get punched, tossed around, kicked, and stomped on by members from this violent group.
Police say that the victim was also allegedly cut buy some unknown sharp object during the attack.
After the attackers reportedly stole the victim’s phone and clothing, the suspects were said to have fled the scene in numerous different vehicles.
When police responded to the scene, the victim was reportedly transported to a local hospital and they are said to be in stable condition – having suffered injuries to the head, torso, and hands.
Reportedly no arrests have been made in this case as of yet.
Officials are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident or suspects involved to call contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to @NYPDTips on Twitter or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
There’s been a host of attacks, some caught on camera, in New York City since the onset of 2021.
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We at Law Enforcement Today have reported on some of these recent incidents that have occurred within the Big Apple. Here’s some of the recent incidents in question.
NEW YORK CITY, NY– With New York City seeming like the wild west lately, it is not surprising that violent crimes are not only taking place at night, but also taking place in broad daylight as well.
Now, another brazen attack has taken place in the city’s East Village in broad daylight. This time, several muggers allegedly punched a victim so hard that they fractured his jaw in the attack.
— NYFSS (@saferstreetsny) January 14, 2021
On Wednesday, January 13th, the New York Police Department released a video showing the incident, where the muggers allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone in the attack as well.
As police have reported, and can be seen in the video below, the suspects surrounded their victim before punching him around, 12:40 p.m., between 1st Avenue and East 3rd Street.
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: On 1/13, at 12:42 PM, in the vicinity of 1st Ave & E 3rd St, a 29-year-old male was approached by a group of unknown individuals who punched him multiple times about the body then forcibly removed his cellphone. Info? Call or DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/SGTHSlR7pi
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 14, 2021
The video shows the victim on the floor being beaten for most of the attack, and just when the victim is about to get up, the victim is seen being hit in the face and knocked to the ground once again.
According to Breitbart, the suspects took off with the victim’s cell phone and fled in the direction of East 3rd Street, police said.
The New York Post reported that the victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured jaw in stable condition. As of this reporting, the attackers are still at large.
Law Enforcement Today will bring you updates in this case as they become available.
Days before this attack, police say that a 54-year-old man attacked a 7-year-old boy, seemingly without any sort of provocation, via rushing to him from behind and choking him.
The incident occurred on January 11th in the Manhattan borough at approximately 2:45 p.m. along East 86th Street near Second Avenue on the Upper East Side.
Authorities say that a 7-year-old boy was walking alongside his 24-year-old brother when 54-year-old John Shepherd ran up to the young boy’s backside and yanked him by his neck and said, “I’m going to kill you.”
During the incident, the 24-year-old brother attempted to stop the alleged attacker, but the suspect was said to have then fallen on top of the young boy.
A bystander nearby the attack was said to have aided the 24-year-old male in detaining Shepherd until police could arrive on the scene. Police were said to have taken Shepherd into custody, citing that he was believed to have been under the influence of either alcohol or drugs.
“A man was arrested on Monday for choking a 7 year-old boy in an unprovoked attack in Manhattan”
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) January 12, 2021
The young boy was said to have suffered a cut on his neck and lip, and was later transported to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment of his sustained injuries.
Shepherd has since been charged with reckless assault of a child, strangulation, harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
This is a developing investigation. Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we gather further insight into this ongoing case.
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Author: Gregory Hoyt