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Robberies Across NYC Spike 16% In Just One Month – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s been a busy summer for the NYPD, as police investigate robberies across the city.

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Over the past month, crime has increased dramatically, with many robberies turning violent.

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As reported by CBS2’s John Dias, police said some of them were random, others were more specifically planned. But one thing is for sure: This summer, theft is on the rise.

A video recorded the abuse of an unexpected 61-year-old woman. The video shows him being attacked by a group of young women. Police believe the attackers were half her age.

The suspects, three men and one woman, were seen beating her, at one point using a cooking pot. It occurred on the sidewalk near West 151st Street and Frederick Douglass Avenue in Harlem Tuesday. Police say they stole $22, her credit card, and her walker. The victim was later treated at the hospital.

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Soundview chain robbery suspect. (credit: NYPD)

It’s just one of the latest crimes perpetrated in New York City. In the last month, robberies across the city have increased 16%.

Friday morning, police are still looking for a man, on July 9 in Soundview part of the Bronx, robbed a 24-year-old man’s neck chains, worth a total of $20,000. People around saw the man holding a gun and hiding behind parked cars.

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And detectives are asking for help tracking down a group of wanted men involved in a citywide robbery – 28 in total starting May – ranging from jewelry theft with a gun, to iPhones and even cars, like the 2018 Toyota Camry.

One family that knows the city’s crime all too well is Than Than Htwe’s, they are still praying.

“She is a very good woman, very responsible,” said Myint Shein, Htwe’s husband.

Htwe is in a coma, fighting for her life after suffering Falling down the stairs during an attempted robbery at a subway station in Manhattan with her son.

“At that point, he was very frantic screaming for help,” her son Kyaw Zaw Hein said. “There’s a lot of blood.”

Police this morning are reminding everyone that there are monetary rewards for giving advice leading to an arrest. For the subway attack, the prize is currently $10,000.

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Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57- PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip through their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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Robberies Across NYC Spike 16% In Just One Month

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