Shocking surveillance footage captured the second an armed thief casually walked right into a New York City jewlery store earlier than firing a shot and stealing $875 in money and $100,000 in merchandise.
New York City police are trying to find the suspect, who dedicated the armed stickup on Tuesday afternoon at the Prince Street Jewelers in Downtown Brooklyn on on Tuesday.
Footage posted by the division on Thursday exhibits the brazen robber coming into the store in a gray sweatshirt and face masks with a pizza supply backpack and Target bag.
He begins making calls for earlier than firing a spherical right into a wall above the money register and putting the Target bag on the counter. Police stated that the thief stuffed his baggage and fled the scene with out harming anybody.
The brazen jewelry store theft occurred on the identical day New York Mayor Bill de Blasio touted that town noticed certainly one of its most secure Augusts on document, regardless of a bloody Labor Day weekend the place one particular person was shot useless and eight others had been injured.
De Blasio launched final month’s citywide crime statistics at a press convention on Tuesday, the place he stated crime in August 2021 dropped 5.4 per cent in comparison with the identical time final year.
Crime within the metropolis can also be at certainly one of its lowest ranges since 1995, in accordance with CompStat with 6,141 violent incidents in comparison with 1,979 within the year thus far. Those incidents embrace, homicide, rape, assault, housebreaking, larceny and grand theft auto.
Police are trying to find an armed thief who stole $875 in money and $100,000 in merchandise from Prince Street Jewelers in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday
Footage posted by the division on Thursday exhibits him coming into the store in a gray sweatshirt and face masks with a pizza supply backpack and Target bag
He begins making calls for earlier than firing a spherical right into a wall above the money register and putting the Target bag on the counter
But regardless of total crime charges being down, New York City continues to see a surge in violent crimes in some areas, with murders up a whopping 60 per cent within the Bronx alone this year, in comparison with 2020. Hate crimes citywide have additionally soared a surprising 97.8 per cent in comparison with final year.
And De Blasio’s announcement got here after a violent Labor Day Weekend the place 9 folks had been shot. They included a 21-year-old immigrant cab driver who was caught within the crossfire of a shootout in Harlem within the early hours of Sunday morning and died three days later.
NYPD crime statistics via September 5, exhibiting a slight lower in total crimes. Year thus far murders are down 2.2 per cent regardless of string of shootings over Labor Day weekend within the Bronx
NYPD knowledge exhibits the change in crime charges from a 28-day interval in August 2021 ending on Sunday, September 5, in comparison with the identical time final year
Kudlup Singh was struck by a 15-year-old male suspect as he drove his black Toyota Camry previous a close-by silver sedan when a gun battle erupted between the automobile’s occupants and the folks on the road.
Singh suffered horrific brain harm in consequence and the opposite passengers in Singh’s automobile – a mom and 12-year-old son – weren’t harmed throughout the incident.
The Uber driver is among the 1,305 taking pictures victims to this point this year – a 1.7 per cent improve from the 1,283 victims in 2020 – despite the fact that the general variety of shootings dropped 6.6 per cent to 57.
In the Bronx, within the 28-day interval that ended after the bloody weekend on Sunday, September 5, there have been a complete of 24 murders – in comparison with 21 over the identical interval in 2020 – a 60 per cent improve.
Police stated a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy had been shot within the buttocks and decrease again respectively, at 1877 Bathgate Avenue within the Crotona neighborhood at 2.48am Sunday.
EMS transported the teenager to St Barnabas Hospital whereas the opposite man managed to take himself to Lincoln Hospital.
Then at round 3.30am, police responded to a taking pictures reverse a fuel station positioned at 2280 Tillotson Avenue within the Eastchester neighborhood of the Bronx.
A stray bullet from a Harlem shootout killed Uber driver Kuldip Singh, 21, who was driving down the road with a mom and her 12-year-old son within the backseat
Police are in search of this man in reference to Singh’s deadly taking pictures. The 15 year-old boy who’s believed to have fired the lethal shot was apprehended, and is being handled in hospital
Cops found a 28-year-old man ‘unconscious and unresponsive’ with a gunshot wound whereas a second man, 35, additionally sustained a gunshot wound however was acutely aware and alert.
Both males had been rushed to Jacobi Hospital the place the 28-year-old was pronounced useless. The 35-year-old was listed in steady situation.
Elsewhere within the Bronx police stated 4 folks had been shot and wounded as a bunch of individuals left La Roose Catering Hall on White Plains Road round 3.35am.
The group obtained into an argument with an unknown particular person, who opened hearth on them, taking pictures a 24-year-old man, a 27-year-old girl, a 36-year-old man and a 47-year-old man all of their legs.
The final taking pictures was reported round 4.15am Sunday within the Kingsbridge Heights neighborhood the place police say a 22-year-old girl was shot by a driver she mistook for her taxi.
The man within the black automobile tried to seize the girl’s bag and when she resisted, the driving force drew a gun and opened hearth, hitting her in her left shoulder in entrance of 197th Street and Reservoir Avenue.
Overall, crime could also be down however felony assaults noticed a 5.5 per cent improve and rape spiked by 4.5 per cent. The variety of robberies decreased by 1.9 per cent.
The FBI recorded a hovering variety of hate crimes throughout the United States, together with within the Big Apple, which they attributed to an elevated quantity of assaults concentrating on Asian and Black victims.
Since the start of 2021, the NYPD reported 376 hate crimes, in comparison with 189 final year – a surprising 97.8 per cent improve.
The suspects above allegedly attacked two males with a screwdriver and a glass bottle, hurled a homophobic slur at certainly one of them, and stole money and an iPhone earlier than fleeing the scene at a store at 1559 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn at 2.10am Saturday
The males attacked the victims with a glass bottle and a screwdriver earlier than stealing an iPhone and money and working away on foot
Most lately two males had been brutally attacked with a glass bottle and a screwdriver whereas being referred to as homophobic slurs at a Brooklyn bodega early Saturday morning.
The two male victims, aged 36 and 28, had been making an attempt to purchase meals at a store at 1559 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn at 2.10am, in accordance with the NYPD.
They had been approached by two unknown males who engaged them in a verbal dispute and made ‘anti-gay statements,’ in accordance with police.
The males attacked the victims with a glass bottle and a screwdriver earlier than stealing an iPhone and money and working away on foot.
Another disturbing crime in Brooklyn occurred on August 24, when a knife-wielding man stabbed a 25-year-old in broad daylight on a sidewalk in Brooklyn. Surveillance footage exhibits the sufferer holding a pizza field and chatting with one other particular person when the suspect, who gave the impression to be passing with a bunch of pals, casually walks over and begins stabbing him repeatedly.
Police say the most recent incident occurred at roughly 5.22pm Saturday in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood.
The attacker, seen sporting a blue hooded sweatshirt, stabbed the sufferer in his face and stomach earlier than fleeing the scene.
New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea has referred to as for reform amid the crime surge, arguing that the ‘delicate on criminals experiment’ has been a catastrophe.
‘This metropolis is constructed on public security,’ Commissioner Shea stated throughout a Monday night interview with Spectrum News.
‘We’re most likely about two years into this soft-on-criminals ‘experiment’ if you’ll, ‘let’s empty out the jails, and present me a New Yorker that at this level and time thinks this experiment has labored. It’s been a catastrophe.’
Shea stated he hopes New York’s new governor, Kathy Hochul, will make crucial adjustments to extend security throughout town.
‘Common sense is what we’d like. Reforms are good, however let’s do reforms which are calibrated in such a means with the enter of legislation enforcement,’ he argued.
‘It’s time to repair these legal guidelines and get again to the place all of us must be.’