Four attackers bludgeon NYC woman, 61, with a kitchen pot on Harlem street


Police are currently on the hunt for four attackers who bludgeoned a 61-year-old disabled woman with a cooking pot, then ran off with her walker in New York City. 

The incident occurred at 8:20pm on Thursday in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. 

Video released by the New York Police Department, the group can be seen in a confrontation with the victim, before one of them drags her to the ground.

Another then begins beating her with what appears to be a cooking pot as a man in a white shirt hovers nearby.

The woman is seen cowering on the floor as the beating continues. 

Police say the attackers ran off with cash, credit cards and the woman’s walker. 

Police are currently on the hunt for four individuals who bludgeoned a 61-year-old disabled woman with a cooking pot, then ran off with her walker in New York City.

Police are currently on the hunt for four individuals who bludgeoned a 61-year-old disabled woman with a cooking pot, then ran off with her walker in New York City.

The incident occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

The incident occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

Video released by the New York Police Department, shows the victim being brought to the ground by one attacker, while another begins beating her with what appears to be a cooking pot as a man in a white shirt hovers nearby

Video released by the New York Police Department, shows the victim being brought to the ground by one attacker, while another begins beating her with what appears to be a cooking pot as a man in a white shirt hovers nearby

The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital where she is recovering from her injuries. 

Detectives are still hunting for the attackers.

Those with any information on the incident are encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS)

This is the latest attack to occur in New York City to a woman over the age of 50.  

On July 2, a 76-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was shoved to the ground by a man walking a dog in Brooklyn. 

Following that incident, a 70-year-old woman was attacked in the head while on her way to a doctor’s appointment in the East Village on July 9.  

Detectives are still hunting for the attackers, but those with information are encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers  1-800-577-8477 (TIPS)

NYPD released surveillance footage of the attackers in a tweet Thursday

Detectives are still hunting for the attackers, but those with information are encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers  1-800-577-8477 (TIPS)

NYPD released surveillance footage of the attackers in a tweet Thursday

NYPD released surveillance footage of the attackers in a tweet Thursday

NYPD released surveillance footage of the attackers in a tweet Thursday

A few days later, a man was caught on surveillance video July 15, sucker punching a 60-year-old woman in the back of the head at the Grand Central subway station.  

Then on Saturday, a 58-year-old woman was left with a critical brain injury after being dragged down stairs by a mugger at a Manhattan subway station. 

 The spike in  of violent crime has left many New Yorkers worried that the city is sliding back to the dark days of the ’70s and ’80s when it earned the nickname ‘Fear City’. 

In the 1970s, the city faced $10billion in debt and funds were cut to the police and other services.

NYPD data shows that shootings have spiked 28.9 percent in 2021 compared to last year as of July 11, its most recent data. There have been 803 shooting incidents in 2021 compared to 623 in 2020.

Shooting victims are also up a staggering 22.2 percent year over year, with 931 people falling victim to gun crime compared to 623 by this time last year.

The number of murders has also risen from 215 to 225 in the same timeframe – a 4.7 percent rise.

Rape has surged 7.3 percent and other sex crimes 25.9 percent.

Crime in New York City has risen, specifically the number of shooting victims and murders

Crime in New York City has risen, specifically the number of shooting victims and murders 

The biggest leap in crime rates is for hate crimes, which has surged by 118.2 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.

Eric Adams, the ex-cop who is the Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, warned last Wednesday 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 last week 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.

He ripped New York judges and bail reform laws for not doing their part to combat the rising crime rates.

He also said judges are not using tools they do have at their disposal like Kendra’s Law which lets courts order mental health treatment in some cases.

‘Our judges are not giving bail on cases where they are allowed to give bail. They’re refusing to use Kendra’s Law on mental health issues,’ Adams said.

‘We have thrown up our hands, and we have surrendered our city. It’s time for us to ensure our city is for the working class, everyday people who are following the laws and saying that government is going to make sure we protect them.’

Cuomo admitted back in May that New York City is now in the throes of a ‘major problem.’

‘New Yorkers don’t feel safe and they don’t feel safe because the crime rate is up,’ he said.

‘It’s not that they are being neurotic or overly sensitive – they are right.’



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