NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s been a busy summer for the NYPD, as police investigate robberies across the city.
Over the past month, crime has increased dramatically, with many robberies turning violent.
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.
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.
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.
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.