NYPD officers are asking the public for help identifying a robbery suspect who beat an elderly man Monday afternoon.
Crime Stoppers released video of a black male suspect punching a 77-year-old victim to the ground, then kicking him in the face.
The violent assault took place at 1:30 pm on Monday at the 1299 Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
🚨WANTED-Att. ROBBERY: 5/2/22 approx. 1:30 PM, 1299 Grand Concourse @NYPD44PCT Bronx. The suspect punched & kicked a 77 Y/O male victim while attempting to take his property. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS or post on our website https://t.co/TRPPY5zHV2 Reward up to $3,500 pic.twitter.com/ouoOz2X3Qx
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) May 4, 2022
Crime is surging in New York thanks to Democrat policies.
The New York Post reported:
Big Apple gun violence fell last month compared to April 2021, although the number of shootings was still nearly double pre-pandemic levels — and overall city crime continues to surge, NYPD data shows.
Major crimes were up 34.2% overall, fueled by jumps in felony assaults, robberies, burglaries and thefts, according to the April crime statistics.
The Big Apple logged nearly 400 more robberies, felony assaults and burglaries —or 41.5%, 20.9% and 39.4% increases, respectively — last month compared to April 2021, according to the data.
Nearly 1,200 more major thefts were reported, too, a 43.5% jump, and roughly 200 more cars were stolen, an uptick of 26.8%, the data shows.