- The bike’s owner saw the thief and flagged down nearby NYPD officers
- The officers approached Burns, 16, and he attacked them.
- During the fight, the suspect pushed one of the officers to the ground, got on top of him, and put his hand on the officer’s neck.
VIDEO: Outrage After Robbery Suspect Alfred Burns Gets Hit By Police
( bluelivesmatter.blue ) New York City – Video shows NYPD officers in a fight with a suspect, and people are outraged over the “brutality” as a cop hits the suspect while he’s on top of another cop (video below.)
The incident happened on Friday at around 9 AM when Alfred Burns tried to steal a bicycle from the front of a store at 225th Street and Broadway, according to NY Post.
The bike’s owner saw the thief and flagged down nearby NYPD officers
The officers approached Burns, 16, and he attacked them. During the fight, the suspect pushed one of the officers to the ground, got on top of him, and put his hand on the officer’s neck.
Then an officer with arms the size of tree trunks got on top of Burns and started hitting him while a third officer yelled for him to stop resisting.
Burns continued to resist throughout the ordeal, and it took all of the officers to pry Burns loose from the down officer.
“No, what are you doing? What did you do?” a bystander screamed at the officers.
During the fight, bystanders even tried to interfere, grabbing and pushing the officers.
Burns was arrested and charged with assault, petit larceny, resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property, and giving a fake name. He was transported to the hospital and released.
Police are looking for a group of 10 young men in a series of quick-hitting thefts at sneaker stores on the Upper East Side.
The group of alleged thieves, believed to be in their late teens to early 20s, have hit a Nike store and a Jack Rabbit store on Third Avenue at least three times since June, swiping up to $2,500 in merchandise each time.
Surveillance video from one of the shops shows the group flooding the store while carrying shopping bags, then grabbing stuff and running out the door.
Residents described the crime spree as “shocking.”
On June 20, the thieves went to the Jack Rabbit store at 1051 Third Ave., grabbed about $2,000 worth of merchandise and fled, police said.
On July 10, the same group went to the Nike Store at 1131 Third Ave. and grabbed about $1,200 worth of merchandise and ran away.
The thieves returned to the Nike store on July 14 and grabbed about $2,500 worth of merchandise, then fled.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
‘Punks’ who ambushed 50-year-old woman as she left church and forced her to perform oral sex at gunpoint are paraded for the cameras
- Two young men approached woman, 50, after she left a church in New York
- They forced her at gun point down the street demanding her empty wallet
- The men and two friends forced the woman to perform oral sex on them
( Daily Mail ) The NYPD has arrested three suspects who are accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a 50-year-old mother-of-two after she left a prayer service in Queens.
Three out of the four suspects are being questioned by detectives at the 112th precinct.
The victim, who was forced to strip naked and perform sexual acts on the perpetrators, is being asked to identify the men in a line up
- Five armed ‘hooligans’ forced 50-year-old woman to strip and perform oral sex after ambushing her as she left church
( Daily Mail ) A married mother-of-two leaving church after praying was robbed and sexually assaulted at gunpoint by five young men in Queens, police say.
The 50-year-old woman had just left Celestial Church of Christ on Tuesday evening when she was approached by two young men on 150th Street as she walked to the subway station.
They allegedly led her at gunpoint back down the block to 150th Street and Beaver Road where they attacked her behind a garbage truck demanding her wallet.
‘They tell me, ‘you don’t have money so take off your clothes!’ the victim told The New York Daily News. ‘I said, ‘What? In the middle of the street?’
They two men called over three other guys nearby to join them before they forced her to strip naked in the street and demand she perform oral sex on three of the predators.
She claims she tried to scare them away by saying she was HIV-positive – which she is not – but that didn’t even frighten them.
‘They said, ‘if you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’ the victim recounted to the Daily News. ‘So I did what I had to do.’
Three of the five young men took turns forcing her to perform the sex act on them, police say. One of the men did run away to return with a condom.
‘You’re a stupid African woman,’ one of the attackers said as he slapped the helpless woman.
After the attack and the group of men fled, the woman ran back to the church, half-naked and crying, her Pastor Kehinde Oyetunde said.
‘She was crying and her face was full of rubbish,’ Oyetunde told the Daily News.
‘She had her clothes in her hands. She said that they pulled a gun on her and took her stuff, then wanted to sleep with her.
‘She lied and told them she was an HIV patient and to please leave her alone.’
The brutal attack took place at 2.50am on Thursday as the 31-year-old victim walked back to her Airbnb rental at West 146th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Surveillance video released on Friday by the New York Police Department shows the thug yanking away the woman’s bag.
He then punches her in the head and she falls to the sidewalk. He continues to hit her as she lies unconscious on the concrete.
According to investigators, the perpetrator struck the woman with such force that he knocked out several of her teeth and left her face bruised and swollen.
Police say he also tore off the tourist’s pants and sexually assaulted her.
The victim was later taken to an area hospital in serious but stable condition.
Detectives suspect the same man carried out a strikingly similar attack in nearby Hamilton Heights last week.
A mob of 40 to 60 youths invaded the Oakland BART train station Saturday night, robbing and beating surprised passengers.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
According to a police officials, witnesses said 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.
The juveniles “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police summary prepared after the incident. “At least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention.”
Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, said Monday that seven robberies had occurred — with victims losing a purse, a duffel bag and five phones. Six people were robbed inside the train car, with a seventh confronted on the platform, she said.
The attack was quick, police reported, and the teenagers were able to retreat from the station and vanish into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before BART officers could respond. The train that was hit was held for about 15 minutes as authorities investigated the crime and tended to the injured.
Oakland Crime Rate Report (California)
Oakland crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Oakland for 2017 is expected to be higher than in 2012.
The city violent crime rate for Oakland in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 415.23% and the city property crime rate in Oakland was higher than the national property crime rate average by 132.27%.
In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Oakland was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 371.15% and the city property crime rate in Oakland was higher than the property crime rate in California by 140.73%.
BREAKING NEWS: Tourists flee in terror as Las Vegas casino the Bellagio is locked down amid reports of a gunman in a pig mask on the loose
- Guests and tourists have had to flee the city’s famous Bellagio hotel on the strip
- Panicked people have tweeted about how they hid under tables
- Reports suggest that the shooting is linked to an attempted armed robbery