Surveillance footage captured in Baltimore, Maryland shows a civilian employee of the city’s police department being severely beaten and robbed by a group of scooter-riding teens in broad daylight.
ATF, FBI, & Crime Stoppers are offering up to $32,000 for information leading to the arrest of three suspects, two men and one woman, for the assault of a @BaltimorePolice civilian employee on Albemarle St. in East Baltimore on July 24th. Call 866-7LOCKUP with tips. pic.twitter.com/PuRn7DxZAz
— ATF Baltimore (@ATFBaltimore) July 26, 2019
The graphic video captured the assault and robbery that occurred around 6 a.m. on July 24 in the middle of Albemarle Street, only blocks away from the city’s popular Inner Harbor according to the Baltimore Police Department.
In the video, the victim wearing a white outfit can be seen walking in the block when he was approached from both front and the back by three young suspects. A male and a female, riding Lime e-scooters, blocked the way in front of the victim who tried fruitlessly to run away, while the other male punched and kicked the victim, knocking him to the ground.
The video then shows one of the young thugs repeatedly stomping the elderly man on the head. The three moved on to rummage through the unconscious victim’s pockets for valuables before they all fled the scene, possibly in the victim’s car.
The suspects have not been identified and are currently at large at the time of this publication.
The BPD confirmed to the CBS Baltimore that the 59-year-old victim is one of the agency’s civilian employees.
“That is extremely shocking and look at where it happened,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison. “It’s extremely shocking to the conscience, extremely worrisome and troublesome and disturbing and yes, we are deploying all of our resources in the most aggressive way—but not abusive—to be in as many places as we can to deter it.”
The BPD offers up to $32,000 for information leading to the arrest of three suspects and requests anyone with information on this incident to call 410-366-6341 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7 Lockup.
BREAKING: Police have confirmed Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy was robbed at gunpoint near Patterson Park Friday night. https://t.co/ijSwJ8nSKh
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) July 20, 2019
This Wednesday’s brutal attack against Baltimore’s law enforcement-affiliated personnel comes only days after Deputy Police Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were held at gunpoint and robbed by four men near a Baltimore park.
The Baltimore Sun reported on July 20 that Murphy, the city’s newly recruited deputy police commissioner, was on an evening walk with his wife near Patterson Park when they were approached by four men in an SUV. The men announced it was a robbery and showed a gun before fleeing with a wallet, a purse, some cash, and multiple cell phones.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
HARRISON ON-ON-ONE | Police Commissioner Harrison discusses the City’s New Crime Reduction Plan and how the police department plans to combat gun violence https://t.co/XRtb1YAnqv
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) July 25, 2019
The BPD launched its new “crime reduction strategy” last month, saying that it would “reduce the victimization and fear of victimization of violent crime in Baltimore City.” The five-year plan highlights the collaboration with communities and businesses for more targeted enforcement in the city’s most crime-prone areas.