DAILYKENN.com -- An unidentified woman was robbed at "knifepoint" in New York City. The crime occurred in an apartment complex elevator.
The attacker is seen holding what appears to be a screwdriver as he forces the woman to surrender her wallet. The suspect is then seen brazenly rifling through her wallet, apparently searching for cash and credit cards.
The incident was video recorded on a security camera mounted in the elevator. The attacker, however, seems oblivious to the fact he is being recorded, possibly emboldened by a mandatory face mask.
A surge in violent crime is sweeping New York City and other urban areas as social justice warriors — many of whom are elected officials — press for a decrease police presence.
Earlier this year a woman was accused of racism after she called police while being confronted by a black male in the city's Central Park. The woman in that incident was vilified with the racist pejorative, 'Karen,' and ultimately lost her job, reports say.
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Another surveillance video taken from the elevator of an apartment building near 1st Avenue and East 3rd Street shows a young man getting into an elevator with a young woman.
The man pulls out what appears to be a screwdriver and brandishes it in a threatening manner at the woman.
The woman then hands the man her wallet, which he empties out. He then takes a thick wad of cash and hands the wallet back before getting out of the elevator.
These two incidents are part of a months-long crime wave that has plagued the city that has seen large numbers of residents leave due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as the disturbing uptick in criminal activity.
The situation has deteriorated to the point that the New York Police Department will increase weekend patrols citywide in hopes of stemming the rise in violent crime.
All uniformed officers below the rank of captain who normally have the weekend off will be deployed to the streets of the five boroughs beginning on Monday, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
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