Posted on July 5, 2022

Terrifying Moment Mob Attacks Man in Brooklyn Subway Station and Robs Him of $7,500 Worth of Jewelry

Alyssa Guzman, Daily Mail, June 30, 2022

A mob attacked a man in a Brooklyn subway station and robbed of him $7,500 worth of jewelry as the Big Apple continues to rot.

A group of what appears to be five young men were spotted attacking a shirtless man inside the Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway subway station on May 18 around 3.30am, newly released surveillance footage revealed.

Police said the group got into a verbal dispute with the 47-year-old victim while inside the station and it quickly turned physical.

The group allegedly punched and kicked the man in the head and body before stealing his bag, which reportedly contained $7,550 worth of jewelry.

It is unclear if the men knew what was inside the bag.

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The five young men are still at large and the NYPD described them as being between the ages of 16 to 20. has contacted the NYPD for comment.

The blatant robberies come as no surprise to New Yorkers as overall crime is up a dramatic 37 percent.

Robberies alone are up almost 40 percent, as well as rape and felony assaults, which are up 15 and 19 percent, respectively.

Transit crimes are sky high at 52 percent – rising nearly 40 percent from the first half of last year.

Mayor Eric Adams, 61, has received immense backlash from New Yorkers, who are growing more scared as daylight crimes and gun violence are increasing.

The mayor recently spent three hours on the subway overnight and said he didn’t care for what he saw.

‘Let me tell you something: When I started looking into this, I was shocked at how bad this place is,’ Adams told the Post earlier this month.

Mayor Adams said he first knew he had to do something about subway crime about three weeks in office.

‘It was probably, the third — third or fourth week in January. I spent a lot of time in the office,’ he said. ‘And I started peeling back layers and what it started to unveil to me is how we just had this good shell, but underneath — it’s bad.’

The New York City subway is run by the New York City Transit Authority, which falls under the state Metropolitan Transportation Authority, controlled by the chairman, Janno Lieber, who was appointed by Governor Kathy Hochul and confirmed by the state Senate in January.

The mayor appoints several members of the MTA board, but has little control over the operation and maintenance of the system.

Ridership on the subway is just under 60 percent of what it was pre-pandemic, with roughly 3.4 million daily commuters using the system.