Man Robbed, Body-Slammed in Baltimore, Latest in Series of Attacks

January 24, 2018 Updated: January 24, 2018

A random and unprovoked attack on a man in Greektown, Baltimore, is the latest in a series of violent assaults that have shaken the area.

The latest incident happened on Newkirk Street and was captured on surveillance camera.

It took place around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, on the sidewalk near the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to Fox Baltimore.

Footage shows 3 teenagers—still unidentified—closing in on a man walking to a white van. The teenagers then body slammed the victim before beating him up and robbing him.

According to NBC affiliate WBAL, the victim got his wallet and phone stolen from him.

“It’s really scary. Everybody in the neighborhood is really scared,” neighborhood resident Adrienne Kotula told Fox Baltimore.

The violent attack only lasted for half a minute but it left people in the area concerned for their safety.

“I know there were four attacks the same night that man was attacked; he was one of the four that I know of, all within a four-block area,” she told Fox Baltimore.

Kotula’s friend, who did not want to be named, said he was also robbed in the same spot last Friday night.

The friend said a gun was pulled on him during the attack.

“A kid came out of nowhere with a mask on, 16 years old, put a gun to my face, said, ‘Give me all your money,'” Kotula’s friend told Fox Baltimore. “As I was emptying my pockets, two more kids came behind me.”

Baltimore police suspect that the two attacks were from the same group of teenagers in the footage.

“Three, again, juvenile or young adult males operating a very small geographical area. Also the timeframe of which these robberies took place – are right around the same time,” Captain Jarron Jackson told WBAL.

Jackson also believes that the attackers have done similar crimes before.

“I’m just looking at the mannerisms of the individuals in these videos, I don’t believe it’s their first time. I believe they are involved in other crimes,” he told WBAL.

Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with additional surveillance footage to come forward.



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