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A Maryland senior citizen sustained two broken bones when four assailants robbed and beat her during what was believed to be an attempted carjacking right outside her home in Prince George’s County.
The incident took place on March 29 and was captured by a doorbell camera. The elderly woman had just returned home from running errands around 6:40 pm when the four suspects approached and then shoved her to the ground, rummaged through her pockets, stole her car keys, and ripped her purse from her hands, Fox 5 Washington D.C. reported.
Video shows that after the thugs forcefully obtained her keys, the woman got up and ran to a neighbor’s house, but one suspect chased her and tackled her. It is believed that she likely suffered the two broken bones at that time.
She can be heard crying for help, but no neighbors showed up to assist her or thwart the assault and robbery.
Police are now asking for help in identifying the suspects responsible.
“The shameless act of violence is very sick and disturbing to me and everyone who has watched the video,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz in a statement. “Our seniors deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and not be violently accosted in our neighborhoods where we live peacefully. We need our community’s help in arresting these suspects so that they may be brought to justice and held accountable for their senseless act of violence. We are asking the community to look at this video and the pictures of the suspects and call us with information.”
According to the same press release, the department said there have been 132 reported carjackings in the county and that officials have made 54 arrests – 37 of the arrested are juveniles and 17 are adults.
“Carjackings are increasing in communities across the country. In order to address a rise here in the county, the department established a Carjacking Interdiction Unit last fall. This unit centralizes carjacking investigations. Since then, the carjacking case closure rate has increased from approximately 33% to nearly 50%,” they wrote in the statement.
The PGPD also stated that anyone with information is urged to call the Carjacking Interdiction Unit at 301-516-3788 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered.
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) April 7, 2022
Prince George’s County lies just to the east of Washington, D.C. in Maryland and is currently run by County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks after Mayor Eugene W. Grant was ousted from office last year for missing three council meetings without an excuse, according to WTOP News. The Democratic stronghold is considered part of the Washington, D.C. metroplex and included in its census.
Like many cities run by Democrats with leftists policies that seem to favor criminal justice over victim justice, the D.C. area is rife with crime, both violent and otherwise. So much so that after the city reached a record high in homicides last summer, one councilman expressed that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser needed to admit her city was “in a pandemic when it comes to crime.”
“We’ve put a lot of resources and time into the COVID pandemic,” Trayon White, the councilman of Ward 8, proclaimed following the July 16 killing of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney. “We’re in a pandemic right now when it comes to crime in this community and we got to start acting it, ” BPR reported at the time.
The statement was especially poignant because, at that time, Bowser was holding fast to mask mandates and considering another city-wide lockdown … over precisely eight COVID deaths. Never mind the homicides.
According to the Washington Informer, in February, Bowser joined with Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee III, Alsobrooks, and her police chief, Malik Aziz, for a news conference in which she announced a joining of forces in order to combat the regional surge in the number of … wait for it … carjackings.
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