Authorities in New York City are searching for a gaggle of 4 people who ganged up on a man in a wheelchair, beating him and stealing his belongings earlier this month amid a rise in citywide robberies.

The incident occurred on Nov. 8 simply earlier than 2:30 a.m. in entrance of 267 Tremont Avenue in the Bronx when the 39-year-old sufferer had a verbal dispute with an unidentified feminine, police stated. 

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Surveillance video shows the man in the wheelchair speaking to a male member of the group when he’s first punched. The three males and one girl proceed punching him earlier than dragging him out of the wheelchair. The group then continues to punch, stomp and kick the man.

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Police stated the group took off with the man’s backpack, which held an iPhone 13 and $800 in money.

Surveillance video shows the three men and one woman punching the man in the wheelchair.

Surveillance video exhibits the three males and one girl punching the man in the wheelchair.
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The sufferer suffered ache in his head and physique, however he refused medical consideration, in line with police.

One man drags the victim out of his wheelchair and onto the sidewalk, police said.

One man drags the sufferer out of his wheelchair and onto the sidewalk, police stated.
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From Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, NYPD statistics present 352 robberies occurred citywide – a 30.9% improve in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months. Citywide robberies year-to-date had been up 2.9%, with 11,699 robberies dedicated by way of Nov. 14 in comparison with 11,373 throughout the identical interval final 12 months.

Meanwhile, citywide crime year-to-date rose to 85,558 – a 1.9% improve in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months, in line with NYPD statistics.

Police said they are looking for four individuals in connection to the incident.

Police stated they’re searching for 4 people in connection to the incident.
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Authorities requested anybody with details about the incident to contact investigators at 800-577-TIPS.