Dangerous Juveniles: 13-Year-Old Girl Laughs After Robbing, Breaking Woman's Hip
A 76-year-old woman was violently robbed as she tried to enter the front door of her apartment building shortly after midnight.
Disturbingly, the robbers were kids. Take a look at the video:
One of the robbers, who is 13 years old, is caught on camera laughing after she robbed the elderly woman. The kids threw the woman to the ground breaking her hip while stealing her purse.
The NBC New York report has an enhanced version of the video. The station reported:
A 13-year-old girl who was allegedly the “main aggressor” in the violent robbery of a 76-year-old woman who tried to fend off three people as they fought to get in the front door of her Bronx apartment building earlier this week has been arrested, a police source with direct knowledge of the case said Wednesday.
The girl is accused of robbery and assault in Monday’s hip-fracturing attack on the woman at her Pelham Bay building, near Roberts and Hobart avenues, weren’t immediately clear.
Surveillance video obtained earlier this week shows the woman struggling to keep the front door of her building closed, but the attackers were able to force their way in.
One grabs the woman’s purse, spins her and throws her to the ground, a fall which broke the woman’s hip. After she falls, another suspect is seen smirking on camera. They took off out the front door with her purse, which had about $50 and her wallet, along with a debit card and insurance cards inside, authorities have said.
It's disheartening, but one of the realities of life right now is that criminals are emboldened and we are more likely to see increasingly violent crimes against people.
And one of the realities we also have to face is that juveniles, particularly in groups, can be extremely dangerous.
Let's remember that our self-defense here is not just limited to evading and resisting sexual assault. As we continue to have social, cultural, and political fracturing we must train in defending ourselves in our loved ones for violent crimes like this.