2756 11 months ago
2756 11 months ago
Video shows brutal assault of robbery victim inside Dunkin' Donuts at Manhattan's Fulton Police in New York City are searching for a half-dozen robbers who were caught on video beating and pepper-spraying a customer at a Dunkin' Donuts coffee shop in Manhattan last week.
The 26-year-old victim was placing his order at the counter in the Fulton Center located on Fulton Street and Broadway at around 11.20pm on Friday when he was accosted by four young men and two women.
Surveillance video inside the franchise shows one of the suspects punching the unsuspecting victim from behind, with his five accomplices quickly joining in on the beatdown.
According to the NYPD, the six assailants got away with the victim's wallet and backpack. They were last seen on video calmly walking in pairs inside the busy subway station.
Despite the beating, the victim refused medial attention.
The Dunkin' Donuts attack came a week after a man was stripped naked and savagely beaten the moment he got off a bus from Atlanta near Canal Street in Manhattan.
Police sources later revealed that the 26-year-old victim, who was slashed in the torso and pummeled by a dozen suspects, was a gang member with an extensive criminal history.
Just two days prior, a worker at a Van Leeuwen Ice Cream shop, located in Manhattan's Kips Bay section, was smashed in the head with a rock by a robber.
Video from that incident shows the masked attacker strike the female employee in the head, then run behind the counter and enter a storage room, before making a hasty exit.
The victim, 23, sustained a concussion and a laceration to the head.
On January 18, a 31-year-old woman was exiting a liquor store in the Harlem neighborhood when she was surrounded by a group of men who beat her, spat on her and bit her on the face, before getting away with her $750 phone.
The victim likened the violent robbery to being attack by a pack of wild animals.
'I just remember screaming to the top of my lungs, I just kept saying, "He's biting me! He's biting me!"' she told NBC News. 'He bit through my eyebrow and then he continued to just, he kept opening his mouth to try to like re-grasp.'
New York City experienced a massive crime wave in 2020, most notably a dramatic surge in shootings and murders.
According to the most recent available data, through January 24, there have been 726 reported robberies and 1,193 felony assaults in New York City so far this year.
That is down 27.4 per cent and 4.8 per cent, respectively, from 2020, when there were already exactly 1,000 robberies and 1,253 felony assaults at this time