Video Shows Youngsters on E-scooters Beat, Rob Civilian Employee of the Baltimore Police

July 26, 2019 Updated: July 26, 2019

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.

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.

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Baltimore Police Department footage shows an elderly man being brutally assaulted and robbed by a group of three young suspects in the morning hours of July 24, 2019. (screenshot/Baltimore Police Department)

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.

Baltimore Police Department footage shows an elderly man being brutally assaulted and robbed by a group of three young suspects in the morning hours of July 24, 2019. (screenshot/Baltimore Police Department)

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.

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.

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.

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